Associate Director and Head of Operations, Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab, MIT
Stephen Carson is Associate Director and Head of Operations for the Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab (J-WEL) at MIT. Before joining the J-WEL team, he served as Director of Operations and Director of Program Business Development for OPENPediatrics (http://openpediatrics.org), a global best practices sharing project at Boston Children’s Hospital.
He has also served as Director of Communications and External Relations for MIT OpenCourseWare (http://ocw.mit.edu) and as the first president of the board of directors of the OpenCourseWare Consortium—now the Open Education Consortium—(http://oeconsortium.org).
Steve began his career as Associate Director of Emerson College’s Division of Continuing Education where – in addition to managing core academic activities of the division – he developed and taught Emerson’s first asynchronous, Web-based distance learning course. Steve earned his MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College and taught creative and expository writing there for five years.
Steve Carson’s fiction has appeared most recently in the Amherst Review and Descant, and his poetry has been most recently published in Passages North, Gulf Stream, and The Hawai’i Review. He was a finalist in the Spring 2013 Narrative Magazine Story Contest for an excerpt from his novel-in-progress, River of the Crumbling Banks.
Steve earned his MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College in 1997 and has worked as a contract archaeologist, literary publicist, a small educational press marketing director, and Associate Director of Emerson College’s Division of Continuing Education, where he also taught creative and expository writing.
He is currently Associate Director and Head of Operations for the Jameel World Education Lab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.