Kristen Dumas Callais


Adjunct Instructor

Kristen Callais has been on Nicholls faculty as an adjunct instructor since 2015. Prior to teaching, she worked in the field of Social Work in several capacities such as crisis counseling, substance abuse counseling, intergenerational instruction, school social work, food bank administration, and facilitating court-ordered parenting and anger management courses.

In addition to teaching, Mrs. Callais is a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for abused and neglected children and she serves on the Nicholls State University Alumni Federation and America Red Cross board of directors. She is a member of the Thibodaux Service League and Rotary International. In 2014, Callais was nominated and selected as one of the Best of Lafourche “40 under 40.” She is also a graduate of the Leadership Lafourche Class of 2017.

Callais shares her love of community with her students by incorporating community-based learning in most of her courses. She believes that all communities possess invaluable educational assets and resources that can assist educators in enhancing learning experiences for students.


M.S.W. Tulane University
B.S. Nicholls State University


SOCI 151 — Introductory Sociology
SOCI 300 — Social Service Institutions
SOCI 302 — Sociology of Aging
SOCI 304 — Community Development


245-C Peltier Hall