Dr. K. Chris Rachal, PhD, MP, ABN

Title: Assistant Professor of Psychology
Department: Psychology, Counseling, and Family Studies
Email: chris.rachal@nicholls.edu
Office Phone: 985-448-4350
Office Location: 256 College of Education and Behavioral Sciences Building


  • B.A in Psychology, Nicholls State University
  • M.A.in Psychological Counseling, Nicholls State University
  • M.S. in Applied Psychopharmacology, Alliant University
  • Ph.D in Counseling Psychology with minor concentration in Neuropsychology, Ball State University



Dr. Rachal teaches Introduction to Psychology online courses, School Psychology Practicum, and Psychopharmacology. What are some interesting facts about yourself? “Interests: fishing, eating at new restaurants, concert festivals, travel.” Complete one of the following statements: “My dream job other than teaching at Nicholls would be…” -OR- “My future career aspirations include…” “My dream job other than teaching at Nicholls would be renting beach chairs at the Ritz Carlton in Grand Cayman.”


  • Louisiana Academy of Medical Psychology, President
  • American Board of Professional Neuropsychology, Diplomate