Faculty Profile for Dr. Aimee Kendall Roundtree

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Dr. Aimee Kendall Roundtree
Professor — College of Liberal Arts
Professor — English
FH 313
phone: (512) 245-2317

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Dr. Roundtree earned her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. She has served as a qualitative and UX researcher, communication and public affairs specialist, and a medical writer for organizations such as the Texas Medical Foundation, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine, and Air Combat Command at Langley Air Force Base.

Teaching Interests

Dr. Roundtree teaches communication in STEM, medicine, and research; social and digital media; web publishing and accessibility; visual design; professional and technical communication; and research methods, including qualitative, user experience, and mixed methods research. She has served as director of the master's degree programs in technical communication at Texas State University and the University of Houston-Downtown.

Research Interests

Dr. Aimee Kendall Roundtree is the Associate Dean of Research and Promotion in the College of Liberal Arts and a Professor in the technical communication program at Texas State University. Her research investigates research communication and communication in STEM fields, including science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine. In particular, her work interrogates points of translation and transaction between experts, policymakers, organizations, and the public, as well as human and non-human agents. She has expertise in qualitative and mixed methods research, including usability and user experience research, heuristic evaluation, text mining, systematic and integrative reviews and metanalyses, survey studies, focus groups, and interviews. Her research and scholarly activity also include serving as an Associate Editor of Book Reviews and Integrative Reviews for IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication; Editorial and/or Review Board Member of the Writing Across the Curriculum Clearinghouse and Technical Communication Quarterly; and president of the American Communication Association. She has published in the Technical Communication Quarterly, Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, Journal of Technical and Business Communication, and the Journal of Texas Medicine, among others. She reviews publications and grants for JMIR, Science Communication, and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, to name a few.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Ashford-Hanserd, S. N., Sarmiento, E. R., Myles, C. C., Roundtree, A. K., Hayton, M.-P. E., Ybarra, E., … Maleki, S. (2020). African American experiences in the historic Dunbar neighborhood in San Marcos, Texas: A case study of counter-life stories. Social Sciences, 9(10). https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci9100177
  • Roundtree, A. K. (2021). Facial Recognition UX: A Case Study of Industry-Academic Partnerships to Promote User-Centered Ethics in Facial Recognition. In SIGDOC 2021 Proceedings.
  • Roundtree, A. K. (2021). Years of Innovation and Change: Reflections from the Editorial Board and Insights from RMR Journal Content. Research Management Review. Retrieved from https://www.ncura.edu/Portals/0/Docs/RMR/2021/Vol25_n1_Roundtree.pdf
  • Roundtree, A. K. (2021). Ethics and Facial Recognition Technology: An Integrative Review. In 2021 3rd World Symposium on Artificial Intelligence (IEEE WSAI). Retrieved from https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9486382
  • Roundtree, A. K. (2021). Testing Facial Recognition Software for Young Adults and Adolescents: An Integrative Review. In HCI for Cybersecurity, Privacy and Trust (Vol. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 12788). Retrieved from https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-77392-2_4

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Emerging Leaders Program Cohort, AASCU. April 2021 - May 2022
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Excellence in Research Funding and Sponsored Programs Significant Achievement Award in the Humanities, College of Liberal Arts. 2021
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Mariel M. Muir Excellence in Mentoring Awards. 2021
  • Award / Honor Nominee: Federation of Business Disciplines Distinguished Paper Award, Association for Business Communication Southwestern United States. 2019 - 2020
  • Award / Honor Recipient: College Achievement Award. 2019

Selected Grants

  • Roundtree, Aimee Kendall. User Experience and Usability of Public Health Digital Products, Texas Department of State Health Services, State, $125000. (Funded: May 2021 - 2022). Grant.
  • Roundtree, Aimee Kendall (Principal), Hanks, James C (Co-Principal). Setting Industry Standards for Ethical, Person-Centered Design in Facial Recognition and Biometric Applications, NEC Foundation, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $58000. (Submitted: May 2019, Funded: November 2019 - December 2021). Grant.
  • Roundtree, Aimee Kendall. Incident Reporting to Improve Fire Services, State Farm, Insurance Community Grant, $40000. (Funded: 2016 - Present). Grant.
  • Fox, Rebekah L (Principal), Roundtree, Aimee Kendall (Supporting). Communicating about Wildfire in the WUI for Public Safety and a Healthy Urban Forest, Austin Community Foundation, Other, $25000. (Funded: 2016 - 2018). Grant.
  • Farris, Kristen Nacole LeBlanc (Supporting), Fox, Rebekah L (Principal), Roundtree, Aimee Kendall (Co-Principal). Bridging the Classroom and the Clinic: Communication Skills Training for Certified Nursing Assistants, Texas State University, Texas State University, $16000. (Funded: 2015). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Research Management Review
Reviewer / Referee
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Coordinating Center Functions to Advance Phase 3 of PCORnet
Reviewer / Referee
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Research Infrastructure PCORnet Panel
Chair, School of CJ and Criminology Director Search Committee
Graduate College 3MT Judging Committee