Emeritus Professor of Education, School of Education and Professional Studies, Griffith University, Griffith University


Current Role:
Emeritus Professor Glenn Finger is a recently retired Professor of Education at Griffith University. He was the Dean (Learning and Teaching) of the Arts, Education and Law Group (2011-2015), Deputy Dean (Learning and Teaching) of the Faculty of Education (2007-2010), and the Deputy Director of the Centre for Learning Research (2005-2006). He has researched and published extensively on digital technologies and learning and teaching. For his outstanding University teaching focusing on technologies, Professor Finger has won various teaching awards and citations, including the QSITE Fuji Xerox Outstanding Leader of the Year Award (2014), the Australian Learning and Teaching Council Award for Teaching Excellence (Social Sciences) (2009), Australian Teacher Education Association Pearson Education Teacher Educator of the Year (2008), and an Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (2008).

He has also been awarded numerous Outstanding Paper Awards at key International and national conferences, and he was the Chair of the Research and Evaluation Working Group of the Teaching Teachers for the Future Project. Prior to his appointment at Griffith University in 1999, Professor Finger had served with Education Queensland for more than 24 years as a physical education specialist, primary school teacher, Deputy Principal and Acting Principal in a wide variety of educational settings.


  • –present
    Professor of Education, Griffith University


  • 1997 
    Griffith University, Doctor of Philosophy