Stephen Carson

Director of Operations for OPENPediatrics

Overview

Summary

On the Web

Eighteen years’ experience managing higher education programs, projects, and digital learning initiatives, including OPENPediatrics, MITx and MIT OpenCourseWare. Extensive background in strategic planning, management, and evaluation/assessment; open education strategies and intellectual property rights in the higher education context; and database implementation and management. Significant fundraising experience, including grant writing, corporate sponsorship and individual donation campaigns. Proven written and oral communication skills, including five years’ work as a writing instructor, extensive presentation experience, and publication history.

Expertise

Of Note

  • Program management: Consensus-driven articulation of organizational mission, goals, and values; development of strategic initiatives, key programs, and success measures; budgeting, staffing and resource allocation.
  • Fundraising: Development and execution of fundraising programs in nonprofit contexts, including corporate sponsorship, grant writing and individual donation campaigns.
  • Communications: Strategy, message and collateral development; traditional mass media and social media public relations; feature writing and public speaking.
  • Strategic partnership development:  Mission-focused development of strategic partnerships; leadership in consortia development.
  • Evaluation: Evaluation strategy and plan development; qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis; web metric analysis.
  • Intellectual property management: IP strategy development in educational contexts; management of educational content using open content licenses; materials licensing for educational programs.
  • Technology implementation: Information architecture, design and implementation of relational database systems; information architecture and design of web sites.