Philippe Meister earned a Master of Arts in Rhetoric, Composition, and Professional Communication at Iowa State University of Science and Technology (ISU) in 2017 with a thesis titled “Cloud Composition Technologies in Multimodal Composition Program Documents.” While at ISU as a master’s student, he contributed to the Department of English as an instructor in the ISUComm program, the Department of Agronomy as a web content specialist in the Plant Breeding E-Learning in Africa program, and the Department of Political Science as a research assistant to a project funded by the National Science Foundation.
Philippe will pursue a PhD in the Department of English with co-majors in Rhetoric and Professional Communication (RPC) and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). In his co-major program, he will study the history, theory, and practice of the two disciplines. In his scholarship, he plans to study the interaction between university information and communication technologies (ICTs) with university multimodal composition programs. Specifically, he wants to understand how university ICT infrastructures influence multimodal composition programs.