Dr. Nicholas Dimmitt
Dr. nicholas dimmitt Associate Professor Management Science And Engineering

Contact Information
nicholas.dimmitt@ku.ac.ae +971 2 312 3458


Dr. Nicholas Dimmitt is an Associate Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Khalifa University and has been a KU faculty member since 2011. Previously Dr. Dimmitt held a faculty position in the School of Management at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in Thailand for more than 15 years. He is now affiliated with AIT as a Distinguished Adjunct Professor.

Dr. Dimmitt was also a faculty member of universities in Armenia, Bahrain, Brazil, Thailand, Vietnam and the USA. He was Director of the Executive MBA Program at AIT, and earlier was the Chair of the Center for Language and Educational Technology. Dr. Dimmitt earned his PhD in International Education at the University of Southern California. He is a native Californian.

He had the honor of being selected as an ambassador and teacher trainer for the UAE/Stanford Innovation & Entrepreneurship National Curriculum Project and has completed a number of I&E Professional Development courses and seminars at Stanford University. He is the KU coordinator for the required Fundamentals of Innovation & Entrepreneurship course (BUSS 322). Dr Dimmitt is also an editorial review board member for the Athens Journal of Education and has published numerous academic articles in a variety of well-known Humanities and Education journals. Dr Nick’s proudest creations are his two sons; Ray & Rob.


  • PhD, University of Southern California
  • M.A. & B.A., San Francisco State University

  • Leadership by Design (LTCM340)
  • Seminar in Research Methods (ECCE681)
  • Special Topics in Bussiness St (BUSS395)
  • Fundamentals of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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Affiliated Centers, Groups & Labs

Research Interests
  • Entrepreneur Innovation & Creativity, Design Thinking for Entrepreneurs, Pedagogical approaches for innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship, Ethnographic approaches to educational research, Experiential education to develop critical thinking, Creative confidence and student self-efficacy, Business Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibility, Teacher Professional Development