Steve McCarty is an Adjunct Professor for international classes and faculty development at Kansai University. He remains a Professor at Osaka Jogakuin University, and lectures for the Japanese government international agency JICA. His CV lists 218 publications and 79 presentations. Google Scholar has found 335 citations to his work. He publishes on Japan, bilingualism, academic ethics, e-learning & language teaching. He has delivered five opening keynote addresses on e-learning at international conferences, most recently in Thailand (profile photo). Steve is from Boston and lives near Kyoto with his Japanese wife.


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.

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Other Publications

Thailand e-Learning and Mobile Language Learning Workshop Report.” Asian Journal of Distance Education, 14 (1), 158-161 (August 2019).

Disruptive Technology and the Calling of Humanities and Social Sciences” (keynote address slideshow). Prince of Songkla University, Thailand (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).

Publications annotated in Japanese (筆者の日本語による著作リンク集)


Japanned: New Homepage at Humanities Commons. Niches so far: Journalism / Japan-U.S. Friendship Dolls / Multimedia videos, podcasts & supplementary readings / About Steve.

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.


Elected President since 1998 of the free academic NGO World Association for Online Education (WAOE FB Page / e-mail discussion list).

Steve McCarty

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