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
“Learning is not limited to secular matters; there are spiritual underpinnings to all forms of learning we participate in during mortality,” said John. “These two forms of learning are inseparably connected — yet, significant conflicts can, and do, occur between what we learn from our secular research and what we know from our spiritual research.”