Faculty Profile for Dr. Andrea Golato

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Dr. Andrea Golato
Dean, Graduate College — The Graduate College
Professor — Dept of World Languages & Literatures
JCK 280
phone: (512) 245-2815

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Dr. Andrea Golato became dean of The Graduate College at Texas State University in July of 2013. She holds the equivalent of a master's degree in translation studies with a specialization in economics from the Johannes-Gutenberg-University Mainz at Germersheim, Germany. She earned her Ph.D. in German applied linguistics from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to joining Texas State University, she held faculty appointments at the University of Oregon, Utah State University, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she was also one of the associate deans of The Graduate College.

Teaching Interests

Although currently not teaching, Dr. Golato's teaching interests lie in Conversation Analysis, Pragmatics, Intercultural Communication, and Business German.

Research Interests

Dr. Golato’s research falls within the methodological framework of conversation analysis. Specifically, she investigates the connection between grammar and interaction on the one hand, and language use in different cultures on the other. She is currently involved in three major research projects, one on response tokens, another on repeats in interaction, and the third on the acquisition of pragmatics.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Golato, P. S., & Golato, A. (2018). The real-time processing of pragmatics: An experimental psychological-conversation analytic study of obwohl clauses in spoken German. Journal of Pragmatics, 132, 21–32. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pragma.2018.05.006
  • Taleghani-Nikazm, C., Drake, V., Golato, A., & Betz, E. (2020). Mobilizing for the next relevant action: Managing progressivity in card game interactions. In Mobilizing Action: Grammar and Lexis within Larger Activities. (pp. 47–81). Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
  • Golato, A., & Golato, P. S. (2020). Pragmatics research methods. In C. A. Chappelle (Ed.), The Concise Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Golato, A. (n.d.). Janet Swaffar: a mentor who was years ahead of her time. In Festschrift for Janet Swaffar.
  • Golato, A. (2019). [Review of Compliments and Positive Assessments. Sequential Organization in Multi-Party Conversations, by S. Strubel-Burgdorf]. Corpus Pragmatics.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Beta Gamma Sigma Recognition. 2018
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Honorary Member of Alpha Chi Honor Society. 2014
  • Award / Honor Recipient: List of Teachers Ranked Excellent by Their Students, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 1999 - 2013
  • Award / Honor Recipient: List of Teachers Ranked Outstanding by Their Students, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 2008 - 2009
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Campus Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Mentoring, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 2005

Selected Grants

  • Golato, Andrea (Co-Principal), Lubienski, Sarah (Principal). Financial Literacy, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Council of Graduate Schools, Institutional (Higher Ed), $40000. (Funded: 2013). Grant.
  • Taleghani-Nikazm, Carmen (Co-Principal), Golato, Andrea (Co-Principal). Research Enhancement Grant, Ohio State University, Institutional (Higher Ed), $4500. (Funded: 2011). Grant.
  • Golato, Andrea. Provost's Initiative on Teaching Advancement, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Institutional (Higher Ed), $7500. (Funded: 2010). Grant.
  • Golato, Andrea. CIBER & EU Center Course Development Award, CIBER, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Institutional (Higher Ed), $7500. (Funded: 2009). Grant.
  • Golato, Andrea. CIBER Conference Travel Award, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Institutional (Higher Ed). (Funded: 2009). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Conference of Southern Graduate Schools
Vice Chair
Graduate Education Advisory Board (THECB)
Executive Committe, Conference of Southern Graduate Schools
Graduate Education Advisory Board (THECB)
Editorial Board Member
Research on Language and Social Interaction