faculty and staff
Associate Professor John Finnegan
Computer Graphics Technology
Curriculum Focus : 3D Modeling-Animation, Design
John Campbell Finnegan is an Associate Professor of Computer Graphics Technology at the 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 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 and rendering. Prior to joining the faculty at Purdue, John was the Coordinator for Student Computer Services for Indiana University Southeast and an adjunct faculty member for Purdue at New Albany . He also taught in the Humanities division for IU Southeast. In addition to this he also pursued a freelance career in graphic design as the principal designer for Blue Heron Graphics. John is a professional actor/director and puts these talents to use in a technology sense with multimedia development. In 2004, the Indiana Theater Association named John Finnegan Indiana 's Best Director for his production of ART at South Bend 's Civic Theater. John's Computer Graphic Fine Art has been displayed in numerous galleries n Indiana and accross the United States . His work will appear in Art i 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). 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 is also the full conference Chair for SIGGRAPH 2006. John is currently developing a course called Acting for Animator's which previewed at SIGGRAPH 2004.