Full Professor for 22 years, Steve McCarty now lectures for Osaka Jogakuin University and the Japanese government international agency JICA. Since 1998 he is the World Association for Online Education President. He has taught classes at three graduate schools including the national University of Tsukuba. At Kansai University from 2015-2020 he taught international ICT-related classes and held a unique Global Faculty Development position. His CV lists 229 publications and 90 presentations (including 8 keynote addresses), with Google Scholar recognizing more than 410 citations to his work. Steve is from Boston and lives near Kyoto. See the Project below for research areas, CORE contributions, or visit his site Japanned.


Steve studied physics and philosophy at Northeastern University, then Asian religions with a specialization in Japan for an M.A. degree from the University of Hawaii in 1986, with Journalism internships in the State House of Representatives.

Work Shared in CORE

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Other Publications

Post-Pandemic Pedagogy.” New York University: Journal of Online Education (2020).

Disruptive Technology and the Calling of Humanities and Social Sciences” (Keynote Address Paper). Prince of Songkla University, Thailand (2019).

Thailand e-Learning and Mobile Language Learning Workshop Report.” Asian Journal of Distance Education (2019).

Meeting Global Faculty Development Needs in Japan” (2019).

Implementing Mobile Language Learning Technologies in Japan (2017 book now also free online).

Social Media to Motivate Language Learners from Before Admission to After Graduation” (2010 book chapter now free).


Japanned homepage niches completed: Academic Life / eLearning / Japanology > government lecturesBilingualism / Teaching / Journalism / Multimedia / About Steve / In Japanese: スティーブについて / 著作リンク集.

Global Shikoku Internet Project グローバル四国インターネットプロジェクト – From the late 1990s, published research and multilingual guidebooks to the pilgrimage island of Japan. Deep dives include Legend of the Woman Diver「海女」and an encyclopedia entry on Buddhist Syncretism in Japan.

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

“Global Faculty Development for Online Language Education.” New Delhi: Indira Gandhi National Open University (October 2020) / Slideshow / Zoom recording.

“Online Education as an Academic Discipline.” Online Teaching Japan Summer Sessions (August 2020) / Slideshow / Zoom recording.

Listen to “A Lecture on Japanese Prehistory and Mythology with Professor Steve McCarty.” Deep in Japan Podcast (June 2020).

“East-West Symbolic Language of Dreams, Myths, Legends, Iconography, and Poetry” Keynote Address at a U.S.-based trilingual conference (November 1, 2020) Slideshow / Zoom recording [Minutes 55:00-1:36:34].


Elected President since 1998, World Association for Online Education (WAOE FB Page / e-mail discussion list).

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