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 232 publications and 90 presentations (including 8 keynote addresses), with 405 citations recognized by Google Scholar. He publishes on e-learning, bilingualism, language teaching with technology, Japan, Asia, and the academic life. See CORE contributions below, and the site 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

Conference proceedings
Fictional works
Visual art
Course material or learning objects
Blog Posts
Book reviews
Online publication
Magazine section

Other Publications

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

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

Implementing Mobile Language Learning Technologies in Japan 2017 book free here.

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

Global Online Education” free book chapter.

Spoken Internet to Go: Popularization through Podcasting” free journal article.

Internationalizing the Essence of Haiku Poetry


Japanned site at Humanities Commons: Academic Life / eLearning / Japanology > government lecturesBilingualism / Teaching / Journalism / Multimedia / WAOE (World Association for Online Education) / About Steve / In Japanese: スティーブについて / 著作リンク集.

Global Shikoku Internet Project – From the late 1990s, published research and multilingual guidebooks to the pilgrimage island of Japan. Deep dives include Legend of the Woman Diver 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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