Contact & Location


Psychology & Communications Studies

Physical Address:
Student Health Center (832 Ash St.)
2nd Floor & Basement
PHONE: (208) 885-6324
FAX:(208) 885-7710
E-MAIL: seanm@uidaho.edu


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

Annette Folwell

Annette Folwell, Ph.D.

Office: Student Health 215
Phone: (208) 885-7260
Email: folwell@uidaho.edu
Mailing Address: Department of Psychology & Communication Studies- University of Idaho
P.O. Box 443043
Moscow, Idaho 83844-3043

College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences
Department of Psychology & Communication Studies
Associate Professor

Campus Locations: Moscow

  • Research/Focus Areas
    • Family Communication
    • Life Span Communication
    • Instructional Communication
  • Biography
    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. Dr. 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.
  • Selected Publications
    • 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.

  • Awards and Honors

    • 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