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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

Campus Events

IU Southeast Open House

IU Southeast Open House

October 21st, 2017

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Open Registration Begins for Spring 2018

Open Registration Begins for Spring 2018

October 30th, 2017

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Deadline for Two-Step Login

Deadline for Two-Step Login

November 2nd, 2017

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Thanksgiving Holiday - Campus Closed

Thanksgiving Holiday - Campus Closed

November 23rd, 2017

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Thanksgiving Holiday - Campus Closed

Thanksgiving Holiday - Campus Closed

November 24th, 2017

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Fall 2017 Classes End

Fall 2017 Classes End

December 2nd, 2017

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Fall 2017 Final Exams Begin

Fall 2017 Final Exams Begin

December 4th, 2017

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Fall 2017 Final Exams End

Fall 2017 Final Exams End

December 9th, 2017

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Wintersession Classes Begin

Wintersession Classes Begin

December 14th, 2017

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Christmas Holiday - Campus Closed

Christmas Holiday - Campus Closed

December 25th, 2017

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New Year's Day Holiday - Campus Closed

New Year's Day Holiday - Campus Closed

January 1st, 2018

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Wintersession 2017 Classes End

Wintersession 2017 Classes End

January 4th, 2018

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