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. 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. She has also served as the Director of the Master of Arts and Master of Science in Technical Communication programs; Associate Editor of Book Reviews and Integrative Reviews for IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication; Review Board Member of the Writing Across the Curriculum Clearinghouse, and Technical Communication Quarterly; and the president of the American Communication Association. She has published in the 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

  • Chong, F., & Roundtree, A. K. (2020). Student Recruitment in Technical and Professional Communication Programs. Technical Communication Quarterly. Retrieved from https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10572252.2020.1774660?journalCode=htcq20
  • Roundtree, A. K. (2020). Big Data Text Mining in Professional Communication: An Integrative Review and Guidelines. In Association for Business Communication Southwestern United States 2020 Refereed Proceedings March 11-14, 2020 San Antonio, TX.
  • Roundtree, A. K. (2020). Concluding Remarks. In Water, Rhetoric, and Social Justice: A Critical Confluence. Lanham, MD, USA: Lexington Books. Retrieved from https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781793605214/Water-Rhetoric-and-Social-Justice-A-Critical-Confluence
  • Roundtree, A. K. (2019). 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.

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 (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

World Economic Forum, Generation AI: Developing Artificial Intelligence Standards for Children
July 2020-Present
Director at Large
San Marcos Fire Department Citizens Fire Academy Alumni Association
January 2020-Present
CoLA Week Planning Committee
CoLA Undergraduate Research Expo Planning Committee
ARSTM Book Award Committee