Steve Carson is External Relations Director for MIT OpenCourseWare (http://ocw.mit.edu). His responsibilities include sustainability initiatives; strategic partnerships with other organizations; MIT OpenCourseWare’s support of opencourseware projects at other institutions; special projects in priority areas; and project evaluation.
Steve also served as the first president of the OpenCourseWare Consortium from 2008 to 2011, where he oversaw the incorporation of the organization as an independent non-proft, secured funding to support its operation and helped grow membership to include more than 280 universities globally. He served on the Consortium’s board of directors from 2008 to 2012.
Prior to joining the MIT OpenCourseWare team, Steve served as Associate Director of Emerson College’s Division of Continuing Education in Boston, 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.