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Nina Nabors

Associate Dean

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

School of Psychology

Dr. Nina Nabors currently serves as Associate Dean for the School of Psychology. She has served Walden University in a variety of roles over the past 20 years. From early 2018 to 2020 she served as Senior Director for Academic Quality. From mid 2016 through early 2018, Dr. Nabors served as Director for Academic Operations with a 7 month stint as Interim Program Director for the DBA program during the same period. Prior to that she served as Residency Coordinator and Clinical Psychology core faculty for the past 8 years. Dr. Nabors served as Associate Dean for Psychology from 2007-2010 and served as Assistant Dean for Faculty Development for CSBS from 2005-2007. Dr. Nabors served as contributing faculty and as chair of the Clinical Psychology program from 2001-2005. Additional service at Walden includes participating on working groups for several accreditation efforts and the Diversity and Inclusion working group. Dr. Nabors received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Florida in 1994. Prior to 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 mental health stigma. Other research interests include, 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. Dr. Nabors is a licensed psychologist in the state of 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 and 13 year son Jeremiah who attended his first Walden University event at 6 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, C. 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.

Hamilton, S., Nabors, N. A., Torre, M., Fine, M., Lee, H., Chrisler, J. (2003). Doing feminist research: Experiences, issues and lessons learned.

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

Nabors, N. A., Hall, R. (2010). Emotional self-care among women of color.

Nabors, N. A., Rosenblum, R. (2009). Empowering Feminist Motherhood: Beyond the "stay at home vs work debate".

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.

Nabors, N. A., Hall, R. (2012). Feminism and Dieting: Self Care or Internalized Fat Oppression.

Nabors, N. A., Hall, R., Boyer, M. (2011). Feminist Generativity: Black Feminists in Leadership.

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

Nabors, N. A., Powell, M., Lynch, K. (2012). Professional Psychology Graduate Students In Distance Education: Impact on Underserved Communities.

Nabors, N. A. (2000). Difficult Dialogues: Women of Color Issues.

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