William T. McClure has serves as associate professor in the Ph.D. Program in Linguistics at the Graduate Center, where he teaches semantics and Japanese linguistics, and holds a joint appointment in the Department of Classical, Middle Eastern, and Asian Languages and Cultures at Queens College, where he is responsible for the Japanese language program and teaches language and culture. He is a formal linguist and works principally on the syntax/semantics interface in Japanese. He has looked at such topics as the progressive and unaccusativity, and is now focusing on the syntax and semantics of Japanese classifying expressions.
An expert on the uses of technology in teaching and a recipient of the Queens College Teaching Award, McClure has more than a passing interest in language pedagogy, teacher training, and second language acquisition. His recent publications include Using Japanese (2000) and Japanese/Korean Linguistics 18, edited with Marcel den Dikken (2011). McClure earned his Ph.D. from Cornell University. He was appointed to the Graduate Center doctoral faculty in linguistics in 1997. Since 2011, he has been acting dean of faculty for the Division of Arts and Humanities at Queens College.