Steve McCarty was born in Boston and became a full Professor in Japan. He currently lectures for Osaka Jogakuin University and the Japanese government international agency JICA. At Kansai University from 2015-2020 he taught international ICT classes and held a unique Global Faculty Development position. Since 1998 he is the World Association for Online Education (WAOE) President. His CV currently lists 249 publications and 97 presentations (including 8 keynote addresses), with 566 citations recognized by Google Scholar. He publishes on e-learning, bilingualism, language teaching with technology, Japan, Asia, and the academic life. His research memoir is in the new book A Passion for Japan. See CORE contributions below, and the Website Japanned.


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

Work Shared in CORE

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Other Publications

“Discovering Japanese Fusion of Religions on the Pilgrimage Island of Shikoku”  in A Passion for Japan [at ResearchGate | Academia Edu] (2022)

“Podcasting Reconsidered” [at ResearchGate | Academia Edu] (Dec. 2022)

“Lifelong Learning and Retiring Retirement Stereotypes” [at ResearchGate | Academia Edu] (Nov. 2022)

Online Education as a Discipline.” Academia Letters (2021)

Post-Pandemic PedagogyJournal of Online Education, New York University (2020)

Implementing Mobile Language Learning Technologies in Japan whole book (2017)

Social Media to Motivate Language Learners from Before Admission to After Graduation

Global Online Education

Spoken Internet to Go: Popularization through Podcasting

Internationalizing the Essence of Haiku Poetry


Japanned site at Humanities Commons: Academic LifeeLearningJapanology > government lectures | BilingualismInventory | Teaching | Journalism | Multimedia (podcasts & videos) | WAOE (World Association for Online Education) | About Steve >  | スティーブについて / 著作リンク集.

Organized an Indo-Japanese research group and wrote a proposal for a bi-national grant for 2024-2026 on Indo-Japanese Collaboration to Humanize Online Educational Experiences.

Managing Mastodon groups @OnlineEducation@chirp.social & @Bilingualism@chirp.social

Podcasting channel Japancasting: see Multimedia

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

“U.S. Culture and Multiculturalism” (PDF slideshow) for Thai university visitors at Kindai University in Osaka (October 20, 2023).

“Japanese People and Society” for the government foreign aid agency JICA to officials visiting from developing countries for technical training (September 12, 2023).

Listen to “KUKAI THE UNIVERSAL with Professor Steve McCarty.” Deep in Japan podcast (June 8, 2023).

“Bilingual Perspectives on Language Teaching: The View from the Goal” (2023)  Japan Association for Language Teaching Osaka Chapter Back to School Conference slideshow / 21-minute video.

“Encountering famous East-West bridge persons across the U.S to Japan” (2022) slideshowvoice recording.



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

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