Patricia Gettings

Patricia Gettings

Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Department of Communication

PhD, Brian Lamb School of Communication, Purdue University

Patricia Gettings


Research Interests:

My research explores how individuals’ personal relationships and organizational lives influence one another, and how individuals communicatively negotiate these overlapping spaces in ways that enhance or challenge individual, relational, and/or organizational outcomes.

Broadly, my research interests include:

  • Careers and retirement
  • Gender
  • Mixed methods
  • Processes of identity management
  • Work-life interface