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Stephen Phillips

Steve PhillipsContent Development Associate, Rights and Acquisitions
Email: [email protected]

Steve is one of two Content Development Associates at Saylor.org.  He heads the Permissions Initiative and his daily tasks include negotiating licensing agreements and procuring the rights to new educational content.  He is also working with Saylor.org’s Archivist, Sean Connor, to create a searchable database of both openly-licensed materials and materials that Saylor has received permission to post, a project known as the Saylor Library.

Steve grew up in the small town of Coopersburg, Pennsylvania, before leaving to do his undergraduate work at Penn State University.  There, he double-majored in History and International Studies, and received a minor in Spanish.  In conjunction with his work at the Saylor Foundation, he is also pursuing a M.A. in History from the George Washington University. He began working with Saylor.org in August of 2010 and helped launched the Permissions Initiative in November of that year.

Much of Steve’s time is spent either at work or writing papers for school. However, when he finds a free moment in the day, he spends his time playing video games, obsessively checking over his fantasy football lineup and trying to perfect his cooking skills.