Dr. Parris Egbert received his PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1992. Upon graduation, he joined the faculty at Brigham Young University, where he has served as Department Chair, Assistant Department Chair, and Graduate Coordinator.

He is co-director of the 3D Computer Graphics Lab at BYU, where he has published papers in various areas of 3D computer graphics. He is on the BYU Center for Animation Executive Committee, where student animations have been nominated for 19 Student Emmy Awards and student games have reeived four E3 College Game Competition Top 5 recognition awards.