基本情報

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Peter MCCAGG


職名

副学長

国籍

アメリカ合衆国

プロフィール

My professional career has proceeded along two closely aligned tracks—one academic, the other administrative.

I began my career in Tokyo Japan, where I taught English at the International Christian University (ICU). During this period, I developed a passion for teaching and a desire to help Japanese become better able to engage with the world beyond Japan’s borders. My interest in the power of language led me to pursue advanced study at Georgetown University, where I earned a doctorate in applied linguistics. During this time, I was primarily interested in discovering just how adults succeed in learning foreign languages to very advanced levels. My dissertation research dealt with how language learners become able to go beyond the words, to “read between the lines” and understand what is meant from what is said.

Following Georgetown, I returned to ICU, where I taught a wide range of language and linguistics courses. In the early 1990’s, I spent a sabbatical year at UC Berkeley, where my interest in the nature of language comprehension evolved into an interest in “mind reading” and the power of metaphor to fundamentally shape human thoughts. This experience led to the development of my favorite course, conceptual metaphor, which was an exploration of the ways human beings think.

Over the course of my time at ICU, I also became deeply involved in university administration. In one way or another, all of my administrative assignments—director of the university’s English language program, chair of the division of languages, and dean of international affairs—taught me more and more about how to help Japanese interact successfully with people from around the world, and how to help people from around the world interact successfully with the Japanese.

Following ICU, I spent four years in New York City, where I worked for New York University and its American Language Institute. As director of this institute, I helped NYU establish its first overseas language institute in Tokyo in 2013.

In 2014, the educational promise of a small liberal arts college in Akita Japan led me to return once again to the country where I have spent most of my adult life. I now have the privilege of serving as AIU’s vice president for academic affairs. In this role it is my responsibility to help attract and retain the best possible faculty to deliver a world-class international liberal arts curriculum to students from across Japan and around the world.

For forty years, I have dedicated my life to helping Japanese be successful on the global stage, and to helping students from around the world successfully navigate life in Japan.

最近の活動

In my current position, I aspire to make AIU the best place in all of Japan for international students to come and learn about this country, its people and language, and for students from Japan to come and learn how to be the global leaders that the founding president dreamt of when he established this university in 2004.

Since arriving at AIU, I have worked to create an environment in which faculty will be rewarded for innovative and collaborative work. I aim to help the university maximize the value of its more than 170 international partnerships by linking faculty here to faculty around the world in the creation of collaborative online international learning (COIL) courses that will extend the reach and enrich the experience of AIU students. I am working with faculty to help conceptualize more effective ways to organize the university’s curriculum so that the student experience will be as cohesive, as coherent, and as thought provoking as possible. Ultimately, my goal is to provide students with learning experiences that translate into successful careers and lives in today’s globalized and digitalized worlds.

学歴(学部) 【 表示 / 非表示

  • 米ジョージタウン大学  応用言語学部  応用言語学

    大学,1984/06,卒業,アメリカ合衆国

  • 米ジョージタウン大学  言語学部  言語学

    大学,1981/06,卒業,アメリカ合衆国

  • 米プリンストン大学  東アジア研究学部  東アジア研究

    大学,1975/06,卒業,アメリカ合衆国

取得学位 【 表示 / 非表示

  • 博士(応用言語学), 応用言語学,ジョージタウン大学(アメリカ合衆国),1984/06

  • 修士(言語学), 言語学,ジョージタウン大学(アメリカ合衆国),1981/06

  • 学士(東アジア研究), 東アジア研究,プリンストン大学(アメリカ合衆国),1975/06

学内職務経歴 【 表示 / 非表示

  • 国際教養大学 学長・副学長等,副学長,2014/09 ~ 継続中

  • 国際教養大学 学長・副学長等,教授,2014/09 ~ 継続中

  • 国際教養大学,学務部長,2014/09 ~ 継続中

  • 国際教養大学,国際交流部長,2014/09 ~ 継続中

  • 国際教養大学 国際教養学部 日本学修センター(旧名称:日本研究プログラム),日本学修センター長,2015/09 ~ 継続中

職歴 【 表示 / 非表示

  • ニューヨーク大学,職員(その他),2013/12 ~ 2014/08

  • ニューヨーク大学 アメリカ言語研究所,所長,2010/12 ~ 2013/11

  • 国際基督教大学 国際渉外部,部長,2002/04 ~ 2010/03

  • 国際基督教大学 教養学部語学科,学科長,1999/04 ~ 2001/03

  • 国際基督教大学,教授,1996/04 ~ 2010/11

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担当授業科目 【 表示 / 非表示

  • 2017年度,秋学期,CCS100-1_F,オリエンテーション

  • 2017年度,秋学期,GCS600-1_F,グローバル・コミュニケーション概論

  • 2017年度,春学期,CCS100-1_S,オリエンテーション

  • 2016年度,秋学期,CCS100-1_F,オリエンテーション

  • 2016年度,春学期,CCS100-1_S,オリエンテーション

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