Professor Audrey Kali Receives Fulbright Award to Teach Communication Courses in Malawi, Africa

Professor Audrey Kali Receives Fulbright Award to Teach Communication Courses in Malawi, Africa

Dec 15, 2015

Framingham State Communication Arts Professor Audrey Kali has received a competitive Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant to travel to Sub-Saharan Africa to teach communication courses for eight months.

Dr. Kali will teach in the Language and Communication Department at the University of Malawi in the city of Zomba.

“The study of communication is very important for Malawi’s growth and development,” says Dr. Kali. “There is an increasing need for skilled communicators to work in the nation’s key priority areas, which include agriculture and food security, public health, sanitation, malaria and HIV/AIDS management, and child development. Speaking to an audience, working in group settings, and engaging with others interpersonally, are the common denominators of human development and social change.”

She will travel to Malawi in January to teach several courses, including Theories of Communication, Intercultural Communication, Public Speaking and Visual Communication. Dr. Kali will also assist with curriculum program development and community outreach.

The Fulbright Program ( is the flagship international educational exchange program designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The program was established in 1946 under legislation introduced by late Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas and is sponsored by the United States Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA).

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program ( sends American scholars, artists, faculty, and professionals abroad to lecture and/or conduct research for up to a year. It provides approximately 800 teaching and/or research grants to U.S. faculty and experienced professionals in a wide variety of academic and professional fields.

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