Christal Carmichael received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from North Carolina Central University. As an undergraduate student, she participated in the Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) Program, a program that encouraged and provided opportunities and resources for students to conduct research and pursue a doctorate degree. She was a member of the Nixon -Thorpe Psychology Club and also served as Miss Freshman, Miss Psychology and reigned as Miss North Carolina Central University. Her civic organizations include: a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, Triangle Down Syndrome Network and a Life member of NAACP. She is also a member of Psi Chi Honor Society as well as the American Psychological Association.
She enjoys reading, traveling, fashion, playing tennis, bowling, skating, running half marathons and spending time with friends and family.
She plans to pursue a PhD in Public Administration in the near future.
Currently, Mrs. Carmichael is owner and acting Clinical Director of Better Communities, a behavioral health agency with two locations in Knightdale and Goldsboro, NC. Her areas of interest include substance abuse, family based therapy, higher education and public health.
She has a faculty appointment at North Carolina Central University in the area of Psychology and is involved in the online course development via Distance Education. She also teaches Psychology at other Universities across the state.