Betty Mkwinda Nyasulu, Ph.D.

Lecturer, The Writing Program

Betty Mkwinda Nyasulu, Ph.D.



Betty was born at Mhangura (then Mangula Mine) in Zimbabwe, Africa, and partly raised in Malawi. She obtained her Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics (Business Communication) from the University of Adelaide in South Australia. She earned her Master of Education (Social Studies) and Master of Arts (Applied Linguistics) degrees from Columbia University, Teachers' College, New York; and her Bachelor of Social Science degree in English and Psychology from Chancellor College, University of Malawi (UNIMA). Betty also taught at Solusi University, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, while on leave of absence from UNIMA. In Malawi, she taught at both undergraduate and graduate levels, including facilitating short courses in Communication for government top and middle managers at the Malawi Institute of Management (MIM). Her experience and interests include Writing across the disciplines, Language and Communication, Applied Linguistics, Literature, and English as a Second Language. Currently, she teaches Freshmen Composition I and II in The Writing Program. She has a son who is a medical doctor in the U.S. Army and a daughter studying Business Management and Entrepreneurship, with whom she hangs out during her free time.

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