Lydia Gettings

MA Student

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Lydia Gettings


Lydia Gettings graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Memphis with a BA in Communication in May 2019. She was a part of the Accelerated BA/MA program at the University of Memphis which enabled her to begin coursework towards her MA in her senior year. In the Fall of 2019 she began pursuing an MA in Communication full time and is also a research assistant at the University of Memphis.

Lydia has an interest in many research areas but has previously studied health communication primarily. Specifically, she spent her senior year studying the problematic patient-provider communication that sickle cell patients often experience in emergency departments.

Her personal interests include listening to audiobooks, playing guitar, and spending time with family and friends.


M.A. - (in progress) Communication, University of Memphis
B.A. - Communication Studies, University of Memphis

Honors and Awards

Lambda Pi Eta
Helen Hardin Honors College
Dean's List, multiple semesters

Research Interests