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Annette Folwell

Associate Professor


Student Health Center 218



Mailing Address

Department of Psychology & Communication Studies
University of Idaho MS 3043
Moscow, Idaho 83844-3043

Annette Folwell's research interests in aging (lifespan developmental) studies, family communication, health communication and instructional communication.

  • Ph.D., Department of Communication, University of Oklahoma
  • M.A., University of Montana
  • B.A., University of Puget Sound

Annette Folwell teaches communication research methods as well as gender, aging and conflict management courses; her research centers on instructional communication issues as well as the older adult relationships, particularly marital, sibling and grandparent-grandchild relationships. Folwell’s research has been published in Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, Journal of Language and Social Psychology and Journal of the Northwest Communication Association.

  • Family Communication
  • Lifespan Communication
  • Instructional Communication

  • Grant, J., & Folwell, A.L. (2007). Going away to college: A family turning point. In L. Arnold (Ed.) Family communication theories and research. Boston, Massachusetts: Allyn & Bacon.
  • Folwell, A.L., & Grant, J. (2006). Adult grandchildren’s accounts of closeness and changes in their grandparent relationships. Journal of the Northwest Communication Association, 35, 1-22.
  • Folwell, A.L. (2000). A comparison of professors’ and students’ perceptions of nonverbal immediacy behaviors. Journal of the Northwest Communication Association, 29, 14-29.
  • Nussbaum, J.F., Pecchioni, L.L., Grant, J., & Folwell, A.L. (2000). Explaining illness to older adults: The complexities of the provider-patient interaction as we age. In B. Whaley (Ed.), Explaining illness: Theory, research, and strategies (pp. 174-199). Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

  • University of Idaho Advising Excellence Award, University of Idaho, 2009
  • Hometown Spirit Faculty Award, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, 2007
  • Alumni Award for Excellence, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, 2005
  • (2) Alumni Award for Excellence, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, 2004
  • Alumni Award for Excellence, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, 2002

Psychology & Communication Studies

Physical Address:
206 Student Health Center

Mailing Address:
Psychology & Communications Studies
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3043
Moscow, ID 83844-3043

Phone: 208-885-6324

Fax: 208-885-7710


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