John Campbell Finnegan is an Associate Professor of Computer Graphics Technology at the College of Technology in New Albany. He received his bachelors degree in Theatre at the University of Massachusetts concentrating in acting/directing and lighting design. His MFA is from The Ohio State University in Acting and Design. John also studied a year and a half at the Advanced Center for Computer Art and Design at The Ohio State University focusing on three-dimensional computer animation, digital lighting and rendering.
John is a professional actor/director and puts these talents to use in a technology sense with multimedia development and narrative storytelling. In 2004, the Indiana Theater Association named John Finnegan Indiana's Best Director for his production of ART at South Bend's Civic Theater. Locally, John has worked at Actor's Theatre of Louisville, Bunbury Theatre, Clarksville Little Theatre, The Drama Studio and many other theatres in the region.
John's Computer Graphic Fine Art has been displayed in numerous galleries in Indiana, the United States and internationally-most recently in Seoul, South Korea. His digital fine art work appearsr in Art in the Digital Age, Edited by Bruce Wands of the Digital Salon.
While at Purdue, John has co-authored two texts, The Web Page Workbook (with Jeffrey Griffin) and Web Design and Development Using XHTML (with Carlos Morales and Jeffrey Griffin).
John is an active member of ACM:SIGGRAPH having served on the Education Committee of the SIGGRAPH Executive Committee and as the SIGGRAPH 2003 Educator's Program Chair. John served as the full conference Chair for SIGGRAPH 2006. John's course, Acting for Animators, was a great success at both SIGGRAPH 2004 & 2005.