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 usability and qualitative researcher, communication and public affairs specialist, and and 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 STEM and medical communication and writing; social and digital media; web publishing and accessibility; visual design; professional and technical communication; and research methods, including qualitative and user experience research. She has served as director of the master's degree programs in technical communication at Texas State University and 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 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). 09.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. (n.d.). Testing Facial Recognition Software for Young Adults and Adolescents: An Integrative Review. In HCI 2021 Conference Proceedings.
  • Roundtree, A. K. (n.d.). AR/VR Training for Emergency Response: An Integrative Review. In 2021 ABC Southwestern U.S. Conference Proceedings.
  • Ashford-Hanserd, S. N., Sarmiento, E. R., Myles, C. C., Rayburn, S. W., Roundtree, A. K., Hayton, M.-P. 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), 177–203. https://doi.org/doi:10.3390/socsci9100177
  • Roundtree, A. K. (2020). ANT Ethics in Communication: An Integrative Review and Framework. American Communication Journal. Retrieved from http://www.ac-journal.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/ANT-Ethics-in-Professional-Communication-An-Integrative-Review-.pdf

Selected Awards

  • 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. 2018 - 2019
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Golden Apple Award for Service. 2018 - 2019
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Alpha Chi Favorite Professor Award. November 2019
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Favorite Professors for Fall 2019. November 2019

Selected Grants

  • Roundtree, Aimee Kendall. Narrative and Reporting to Improve Fire Services, State Farm, Insurance Community Grant, $20000. (Funded: 2016). Grant.
  • Roundtree, Aimee Kendall (Principal), Hanks, Craig (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 - January 2021). Grant.
  • Roundtree, Aimee Kendall (Supporting), Fox, Rebekah L (Principal). 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.
  • Roundtree, Aimee Kendall (Principal). Student Success in the MSPWTC Program, Organized Research Grant, University of Houston-Downtown, $3000. (Funded: 2010). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Director Search Committee for the School of Criminal Justice and Criminology
Leadership Member of Faculty of Color at Texas State Affinity Group
ARSTM Second Vice President
Presidential Task Force on COVID Communication
December 2020-Present
World Economic Forum, Generation AI: Developing Artificial Intelligence Standards for Children
July 2020-Present