Corey Stephan, Ph.D.

Computer Science & Information Technology

For the duration of the year 2021, I was part of a competitive InfoSec networking and cybersecurity training grant cohort with the Center for Cyber Security Awareness and Cyber Defense at Marquette University as the only accepted member who was not a graduate student in the Computer Science Department.

I am a proud advocate of free and open source software (FOSS), especially its implementation in academia. To that end, I write articles for the FreeBSD Journal, contribute to the FreeBSD Wiki, and give various presentations about topics related to software freedom. I am an active member of the Chicago BSD Users Group (ChiBUG).

I maintain a custom desktop configuration, which I call “Theological Dotfiles,” for efficient multi-source research and writing in *BSD or GNU/Linux. I do a majority of my work on a home-built computer inside these dotfiles. I use FreeBSD on a humble Raspberry Pi to host voice communications and to perform other miscellaneous assistive tasks.

I have multi-year experience with Unix-like operating systems, including FreeBSD, OpenBSD, and GNU/Linux, as well as some shell scripting. I also have strong familiarity with Zotero, LibreOffice, and other office software; spectrwm, i3wm, Openbox, and other window managers; XFCE, LXQt, and other desktop environments; and a range of other open source tools.

In each of 10 summers, I lead and co-taught Build Your Own Computer Camp for middle school students at my alma mater, Marshall School in Duluth, Minnesota.

Also see my GitHub profile, stand-alone publication record, and blog.

Updated on May 6, 2022.