Nina Nabors

Vice Provost
Nina Nabors
College of Social and Behavioral Health
School of Counseling
M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Dr. Nina Nabors has served Walden University in a variety of leadership roles over the past 22 years primarily within the School of Psychology. These roles included dean, associate dean, senior director, director, interim program director for the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), residency coordinator, core faculty for the PhD in Clinical Psychology, and chair of the PhD in Clinical Psychology program in the early days as contributing faculty. Additional service at Walden includes participating in multiple working groups for several accreditation efforts, the Gender and LGBTQI+ working group, and the Diversity and Inclusion working group.

Dr. Nabors received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of Florida in 1994. Before full-time work at Walden University, she was a tenured associate professor at Eastern Michigan University and has also served as assistant professor at Central Michigan University. Dr. Nabors has an active research agenda currently focused on women and leadership. Other research interests include mental health stigma, psychology of women, multicultural psychology, womanist/feminist therapy, women with disabilities, and rehabilitation psychology. She has numerous publications and presentations on these topics over the past 25 years. She has also served in a variety of leadership positions at the Association for Women in Psychology.

A Chicago native, Dr. Nabors is a licensed psychologist in Michigan and board-certified in rehabilitation psychology. She has a part-time private practice focused on multicultural psychology and related issues. She is married and resides in Southeast Michigan with her spouse, Cynthia, and her teenage son, Jeremiah, who attended his first Walden University event at six months of age.


PhD, University of Florida

MS, Illinois State University`

BS, Illinois State University

Awards / Honors

Presidential Award for Faculty Excellence, Walden University, 2016

Faculty Excellence Award, Walden University, 2016

Leadership Institute for Women Programs Award, American Psychological Association, 2008

Christine Ladd-Franklin Award (AWP), , 2004

Faculty Research Interest Grant, Walden University, 2011

Presidential Research Fellowship Award, Walden University, 2010


Sickel, A. E., Seacat, J., Nabors, N. A. (2016). Mental Health Stigma: Impact on Mental Health Treatment Attitudes & . Journal of Health Psychology

Sickel, A. E., Seacat, J., Nabors, N. A. (2014). Mental health stigma update: A review of consequences. . Advances in Mental Health

Nabors, N. A. (2014). Feminist queer crip theory: A critical review of the future. Sex Roles

Nabors, N. A. (2011). The Social Psychology of Stigma.

Moody, M., Ybarra, M., Nabors, N. A. (2009). Social Justice: Diversity In Action.

Nabors, N. A., Pettee, M. (2003). Womanist therapy with African American women with disabilities.

Nabors, N. A., Evans, J., Strickland, T. (2000). Neuropsychological assessment and intervention with African Americans.

Nabors, N. A., Hall, R., Miville, M., Nettles, R., Pauling, M., Ragsdale, B. (2001). Multiple minority group oppression: Divided we stand?. The Journal of the National Association of Gay and Lesbian Medical Association

Nabors, N. A., Freymuth, A. K. (2002). Attention deficits in children with sickle cell disease. Perceptual and Motor Skills


Dixon-Saxon, S. V., McCollum, W., Bever, S. W., Walsh, M. L., Winkelman, K. K., Nabors, N. A. (2017). Courageous Conversations: Diversity and Inclusion Inside and Outside Academia. Walden University

Nabors, N. A., Fraser, J. (2017). Privilege, social class, and graduate training. Association for Women In Psychology

Sickel, A. E., Seacat, J., Nabors, N. A. (2015). Gender Differences & Mental Health Stigma. .

Nabors, N. A., Fraser, J., Hall, R. L. (2016). Feminism and Aging: Where are successful models of aging for elder lesbians? . Association for Women In Psychology

Sickel, A., Jason, S., Nabors, N. (2012). Mental Health Stigma, Treatment-Seeking, & Physical Health: Model Test.