Stephen Carson | MIT J-WEL

Stephen Carson


Stephen Carson
Associate Director and Head of Operations
Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab

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 (, 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 ( and as the first president of the board of directors of the OpenCourseWare Consortium—now the Open Education Consortium—(

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.