Faculty Profile for Dr. Aimee Kendall Roundtree

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Dr. Aimee Kendall Roundtree
Program Faculty — English
Professor — English
Professor — College of Liberal Arts
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

  • Ramos, S., Roundtree, A. K., Schepis, T., Haskard Zolnierek, K. B., & DuBois, S. (n.d.). A Qualitative Approach Towards Understanding HIV-Related Stress in Texas. Texas Medicine.
  • Roundtree, A. K. (2018). Hospital Tweets on H1N1 and Death Panels: Text Mining the Situational Crisis Communication Response to Health Crises and Controversies. KOME Journal of Pure Communication Inquiry, 6(1), 32–62.
  • Roundtree, A. K. (2018). From Engineers’ Tweets: Text Mining Social Media for Perspectives on Engineering Communication. IEEE Professional Communication Society.
  • Roundtree, A. (2018). Dialogic of Social Media in Healthcare Settings: Text Mining the Rules, Attitudes, and Behaviors of Health Organizations and the Public. American Communication Journal, 20(1), 1–18.
  • Roundtree, A. K. (2017, June). Book Review, Carolyn R. Boiarsky [Review of Risk Communication and Miscommunication: Case Studies in Science, Technology, Engineering, Government, and Community Organizations, by C. R. Boiarsky]. IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication.

Selected Awards

  • 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
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Texas State College of Fine Arts Research Weekend. 2016
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Favorite Professors for 2016, Alpha Chi Academic Honors Fraternity. December 2016
  • Award / Honor Nominee: Best Article Reporting Qualitative or Quantitative Research in Technical or Scientific Communication, Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC). June 2016

Selected Grants

  • Roundtree, Aimee Kendall. Narrative and Reporting to Improve Fire Services, State Farm, Insurance Community Grant, $20000. (Funded: 2016). 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.
  • Roundtree, Aimee Kendall (Principal). Survivor Rhetoric Online: Qualitative Analysis of Cancer Survivorship Blogs, UHD Organized Research, University of Houston-Downtown, $3000. (Funded: 2008). Grant.
  • Roundtree, Aimee Kendall. Development of for Web Publishing Course, UHD Faculty Development Grant, University of Houston-Downtown, $2000. (Funded: 2007). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

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