James (Jimmy) McCarty, PhD

Head shot of James McCarty

PhD in Ethics and Society; Emory University
MA in Ethics; Claremont School of Theology
BA in Religion; Pepperdine University

Adjunct Professor

Phone: 206.296.6078

Building/Room: PAVL 180B



Jimmy McCarty is Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs and teaches courses in theology, ethics, peace and justice studies, and leadership in Matteo Ricci. His research interests include the intersections of race and religion in the United States; religion, violence, and peacebuilding; restorative justice; Asian American Christian Ethics; Martin Luther King Jr. and Desmond Tutu; and nonviolent social change.

He is a co-editor of the volume The Business of War: Theological and Ethical Reflections on the Military-Industrial Complex (Cascade Books, forthcoming) and a special issue of the multimedia journal Practical Matters focused on religious violence and peacebuilding. He’s also authored essays in academic journals as diverse as the Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics, Journal of Law and Religion, Theology and Sexuality, West Virginia Law Review, and St. John’s Law Review.

Presently, Dr. McCarty serves as the co-convener of the Asian American Christian Ethics Working Group of the Society of Christian Ethics, and as Chair of the Social Justice Committee for the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities Conference on Diversity and Equity. 

In his free time, Jimmy enjoys life at home with his partner, Desiree, and their Alaskan Malamute named Kima.