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Patricia Gettings Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies

Knobview Hall 235E
Phone: (812) 941-2509
gettingp@iu.edu

Biography

Dr. Patricia Gettings joined IU Southeast as an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies in 2016. Her research and teaching focus on areas of organizational and interpersonal communication. More specifically, her program of research explores how individuals’ organizational lives and personal relationships influence one another, and how individuals communicatively negotiate these overlapping spaces in ways that may enhance or challenge individual, relational, and/or organizational outcomes. For instance, one project explores U.S. Baby Boomer women’s processes of adjusting to retirement, including how women and their partners contribute and respond to micro and macro discourses of retirement. Another project analyzes how family members (e.g., spouses, parents) talk with Veterans in cases where they believe the service member would benefit from seeing a mental health professional.

Dr. Gettings regularly presents her work at conferences (e.g., National Communication Association) and has published scholarship in outlets including Journal of Social & Personal Relationships, Journal of Applied Communication Research, and Communication Research.

Dr. Gettings teaches courses in organizational and group communication, interpersonal communication, and research methods.

She lives in Georgetown, Indiana with her husband (Ryan), daughter (Greta) and Berger Picard (Harvey).

Academic Background

  • Doctorate

    • Brian Lamb School of Communication, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA
    • Doctor of Philosophy, Major in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication, Minor in Research Methods
  • Masters

    • Brian Lamb School of Communication, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA
    • Master of Arts, Major in Interpersonal Communication, Minor in Research Methods
  • Bachelors

    • University of Richmond, Richmond, VA, USA
    • Bachelor of Arts, Major in Rhetoric & Communication Studies and Leadership Studies

Professional Interests

Teaching

Organizational communication, interpersonal communication, research methods

Research

Work-life interface, social identities (gender), retirement, multiple goals theories

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Orientation (First-Year Students)

Orientation (First-Year Students)

July 24th, 2018

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Orientation (Transfer Students)

Orientation (Transfer Students)

July 24th, 2018

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Orientation (First-Year Students)

July 26th, 2018

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Classes End for Summer II Session

Classes End for Summer II Session

August 6th, 2018

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Orientation (First-Year Students)

Orientation (First-Year Students)

August 8th, 2018

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Orientation (Transfer Students)

Orientation (Transfer Students)

August 10th, 2018

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Graduate Student Orientation

Graduate Student Orientation

August 11th, 2018

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Induction Day

Induction Day

August 17th, 2018

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

2018 Champions Dinner

2018 Champions Dinner

August 18th, 2018

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Fall Classes Begin

Fall Classes Begin

August 20th, 2018

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August 26th, 2018

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September 3rd, 2018

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