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Marty Nabors


Address: 86 Wentworth Street, #333
Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 7:30 - 9:15 and 11:00-12:00, others by appointment
Phone: 843.953.5618

Dr. Nabors has been a professor in the School of Education and Human Performances since 1989.  Prior to coming to the College of Charleston, Dr. Nabors was a professor of Education at Newberry College.  Prior to this experience, Dr. Nabors taught elementary school in Ohio for five years.


B.S in Elementary Education from the University of Akron, Akron, Ohio

M.S. in Elementary Education from the University of Akron, Akron, Ohio

Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in science education from the University of PA, State College, Pennsylvania

Research Interests

Female attitudes towards science.

Music and science information retention. 

Different curriculum approaches when teaching science to young children.

Courses Taught

Elementary Science Methods

Early Childhood Science Methods

Graduate Math and Science Methods for Early Childhood majors

Field Experiences-undergraduate and graduate levels

Internships-undergraduate and graduate levels

Honors and Awards

College of Charleston's Teaching Fellows spring banquet guest speaker, (April 2012).

Honored for 16 years Service to the School of Ed., Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society Counselor, (May 2010).

Promoting diversity and excellence at CofC: Nominated for the 2010 ExCEL Awards, College of Charleston, (March 2010).

Service, School: Kappa Delta Pi 15 Year Recognition at the National Conference, Kappa Delta Pi, (October 2009).

Service, Professional: Kappa Delta Pi National Reviewer, Kappa Delta Pi, (October 2009).

Service, Professional: National KDP Scholorship Reviewer, KAPPA DELTA PI, (May 2008).

Service, Community: The Tau Tau Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi Chapter Program Award, Kappa Delta Pi, Education Honor Society, (November 2007).

Teaching: 2007, 2006, 2005, 1998 Who's Who Among Among American Teachers, (2006).

Service, Community: Grant for Reading is Fun Week, Kappa Delta Pi, National Headquarters, (April 2006).

Teaching: Superior rating for post-tenure review, (March 2006).

Creativity: Children's book featured in Post and Courier and the School of Education's 2006 Connections newsletter, The Post and Courier newspaper and the School of Education, (February 2006).

Professional Development Article: Article chosen for Science and Children Compendium, NSTA, (2004).

Research: AYRA Grant for Field Studies Research Project, AYRA, 150, (2004).

Research: Named Acelerated Schools Fellow/Researcher, Excelerated Schools, (1998).

Teacher - Scholar: Article chosen for reprint in Early Childhood 97/98; 96/97; 95/96 Annual Editions, Early Childhood Annual Editions, (1997).


Hay, Genevieve H., Nabors M., Sullivan, A., Zygmund A. (2015). Students with Pediatric Cancer: A Prescription for School Success. Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services. 34 (2), 1-13.

Nabors, M.L., & Edwards, L.C. (2011). Science: A Second Language for ELL Students. Kappa Delta Pi Record.March Issue.

Nabors, M. L., Edwards, L. C., Decker, S. (2010). Feathering your nest with habitat lessons. NSTA's Science and Children, 47 (5), 31-33.

Nabors, M. L., Edwards, L. C., Murray, K. (2009). Making the Case for Field Trips:  What Research Tells Us and What Site Coordinators Have to Say. EDUCATION, 129 (4), 661-667.

Nabors, M. L. (2006). The Journal of Early Education and Family Review, 14 (1), 3-10.

Nabors, M. L. (2005). Science and Social Studies in a Nut Shell. Science and Children, 42 (6), 26-29.

Jones, M. E., Nabors, M. L. (2001). Food and books for young children: What a delicious connection. Journal of Early Education and Family Review, 8 (5), 29-37.