Kevin John | School of Communications
Seeing with Both Eyes


Kevin John earned his Bachelor’s degree in 2007, and his Master’s in 2009, from the BYU School of Communications. He worked at Policy Impact Communications in Washington, D.C., and at the Waterford Institute in Salt Lake City, before completing his Ph.D. in 2015 at the University of Utah.

Kevin’s research focuses on health communication, or the development of strategic campaigns designed to promote beneficial health behaviors. He has worked on grants and in partnership with researchers at the Huntsman Cancer Institute, the National Institutes of Health, and the University of Utah College of Nursing, among others. Over the past 5 years, he has performed research in the areas of skin cancer, body image, substance use, end-of-life care, and narratives. He also works as the Director of the Biometrics Lab in the BYU School of Communications, where he has mentored students in performing research for a variety of national clients, including Vivint, Skullcandy, and Stance socks.

In his free time, Kevin enjoys spending time with his wife, Hillery, and teaching his three children to love video games and motorcycles as much as he does.

Faith + Works Lecture Series | Kevin John

BYU School of Communications Professor Kevin John discusses how to find the balance of truth between faith and scientific research.

How can we resolve conflict between scientific knowledge and spiritual knowledge? BYU School of Communications Professor Kevin John says it’s all about perspective.

Seeing with Both Eyes

April 4, 2019 Lecture

In April’s Faith + Works lectureSchool of Communications professor Kevin John discussed how people can overcome the notion that there is an inherent gap between religion and science and instead use both to discover truth.

In his signature quirky fashion, John started out the lecture by showing a clip from “Nacho Libre.”

“You only believe in science, that’s probably why we will never win,” said actor Jack Black in the clip. John then used the clip to point out that the hostility that so many people see between religion and science.

“There is no room for moderation,” said John. “There’s extreme this side and extreme that side and they call it a conversation. But it’s not a conversation; it’s a shouting match.”


To see other lectures from this series, visit the Faith + Works Lecture Series home page.