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. Aimee Kendall Roundtree is the Associate Dean of Research in the College of Liberal Arts and Faculty Fellow for the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at Texas State University. She is a professor in the technical communication program at Texas State University. She has served as director of the master's degree programs in technical communication at Texas State University and the University of Houston-Downtown. She has served as a qualitative and UX researcher, communication and public affairs specialist, 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. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin.

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.

Research Interests

Dr. Aimee Kendall Roundtree investigates research and STEM communication, rhetoric, and ethics, 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 is the editor of the Research Management Review and Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication. She is also an editorial and review board member of the Journal of Research Administration, Technical Communication Quarterly, Programmatic Perspectives, and Writing Across the Curriculum Clearinghouse. She is a vice president of the Association of the Rhetoric of Science, Technology, and Medicine. She has served as 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., Seth, B., Aerts, C., Albert, A., Gao, J., Núñez, Y., & Slapak, D. (2022). Artificial Intelligence for Chlidren Toolkit. World Economic Forum. Retrieved from https://www.weforum.org/reports/artificial-intelligence-for-children
  • Roundtree, A. K. (2022). The User Experience of Public Health Websites: A Survey Study. In Human-Computer Interaction. User Experience and Behavior: Thematic Area (Part III, Vol. 13304). Springer Nature.
  • Roundtree, A. K. (2022). Speech Recognition Technology for Users with Apraxia: Integrative Review and Sentiment Analysis. In Human Factors in Accessibility and Assistive Technology (Vol. 37). USA: AHFE International. https://doi.org/http://doi.org/10.54941/ahfe1001651
  • Roundtree, A. K. (2022). Facial Recognition Technology Codes of Ethics: Content Analysis and Review. (pp. 211–220). IEEE.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: 2022 Nell Ann Pickett Award, Association of Teachers of Technical Writing. June 2022
  • 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

Selected Grants

  • Roundtree, Aimee Kendall (Principal), Goldstone, Dwonna Naomi (Supporting), Herrmann, Nicholas Paul (Supporting), Eger, Elizabeth Kamman (Supporting), Blue, Sarah A (Supporting), Devine, Jennifer Ann (Supporting), Ashford-Hanserd, Shetay Nicole (Supporting), Martinez, Gloria P (Supporting), Mckiernan, John Raymond (Supporting). Engaged Humanities Research Accelerator, ACLS, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $157000. (Funded: June 2022 - June 2023). Grant.
  • 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, $85000. (Funded: 2016 - 2023). 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.

Selected Service Activities

Board of Directors
Texas Association of Charitable Clinics
Board of Directors
December 2021-Present
Presidential Commission on the Run to R1
Reviewer / Referee
Editorial Review Board Member
Journal of Research Administration