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.

Research Interests

Dr. Roundtree's 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 testing, heuristic evaluation, text mining, survey studies, focus groups, and interviews. She is the Associate Dean of Research in the College of Liberal Arts; Director of the Master of Arts in Technical Communication; Associate Editor of Book Reviews for IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication; the Social Media Officer for the Association of Research, Science, Technology and Medicine; Review Board Member of the Writing Across the Curriculum Clearinghouse and Technical Communication Quarterly; and the President of the American Communication Association.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Roundtree, A. K. (n.d.). Exploring Public Engagement in Environmental Rhetoric. In Routledge Handbook of Language & Science. Routledge. Retrieved from https://www.crcpress.com/The-Routledge-Handbook-of-Language-and-Science/Gruber-Walsh/p/book/9780815382683
  • Abrahamson, K., Fox, R. L., Roundtree, A. K., & Farris, K. N. L. (2019). Nursing assistant perceptions of their role in the resident experience. Nursing and Health Sciences.
  • Ramos, S., Roundtree, A. K., Schepis, T., Haskard Zolnierek, K. B., & DuBois, S. (2019). A Qualitative Approach Towards Understanding HIV-Related Stress in Texas. Texas Medicine. Retrieved from https://www.texmed.org/Aug19Journal/
  • Roundtree, A. K. (2019). User Experiences of Incident Reporting Software in Fire Services: An Integrative Review and Meta-Analysis. In HCI in Business, Government and Organizations: Information Systems and Analytics. Switzerland: Springer. Retrieved from https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030223373
  • Williams, M. F., & Roundtree, A. (2019). Diversity & Inclusion in Academic Program Development and Faculty Recruitment: An Interview with Dr. Libby Allison. In Cuentos and Testimonies: Diversity and Inclusion at Texas State University (1st ed.). Texas State University.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: College Achievement Award. 2018 - 2019
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Golden Apple Award for Service. 2018 - 2019
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Favorite Professors for Fall 2019. November 2019
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Favorite Professors for Fall 2018, Alpha Chi Academic Honors Fraternity. November 2018
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Texas State University Quarterly Team Award. November 2018

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 (Other), Close, Hunter G (Other), Zong, Ziliang (Other), Collins, Kristina Henry, Kim, MiHyun, Guirguis, Mina S. Coding Across the Disciplines: Computer Science Collaborative in Texas, WeTeach CS Program at UT Austin’s Center for STEM Education, Institutional (Higher Ed), $100000. (Submitted: January 9, 2017, Funded: January 13, 2017 - August 15, 2017). 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.
  • Zong, Ziliang (Principal), Roundtree, Aimee (Co-Principal), Collins, Kristina Henry (Co-Principal). Building Capacity and Partnerships for Improving K-12 Computer Science Education, Texas State University, $2500. (Funded: August 2016 - July 2017). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Faculty Development Advisory Committee meeting
November 2018-Present
MATC Search Committee
November 2018-Present
Philosophy Dialogues
October 2018-Present
Race, Ethnicity, Place Conference, Geography Dept.
October 2018-Present
Strategic Plan for Research Update Committee
September 2018-Present