Michael Cornick

Career & Academic College Coordinator

Phone Number   208-496-9884
Email Address   cornickm@byui.edu
Address   108B CHP


I grew up in the Orem/Provo, Utah area (I also briefly lived in Houston, Texas) and served a mission in Eugene, Oregon. I began my higher education at Utah Valley University (UVU) studying Humanities and Art. I met my wife while we both worked in the photofinishing industry. She studied graphic design, illustration, interior design, photography, and production design at BYU. We married in 2000. I graduated with an associate degree from UVU and transferred to BYU where I studied Humanities with a History Emphasis focusing on classical studies, art history, photography, and cinema. As an undergraduate, I also worked for the Harold B. Lee Library, L. Tom Perry Special Collections preparing 19th and 20th-century publications, artwork, photographs, and film items for online access.


After graduating from BYU, I earned a master's degree in History, specializing in film history, theory, and criticism with a sub-emphasis in Greek and Roman history, at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and completed my graduate internship for the University of Nebraska Medical Center, McGoogan Library of Medicine, Special Collections working on their photographic collections.


In 2008 I attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison briefly as a Ph.D. student in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication researching film history, theory, and criticism and working as an assistant archivist and researcher for the Wisconsin State Historical Society. I decided to return to BYU as a graduate student for the Military Chaplaincy program to study theology and pastoral counseling while serving in the United States Army Reserve as a Second Lieutenant, Staff Specialist for the 807th Medical Command, Fort Douglas, Salt Lake City, Utah. In 2016 I was a Ph.D. student in Humanities with an Art History emphasis at Faulkner University.


Since 2011, I have been working at BYU-Idaho as an administrator and advise students in the College of Performing and Visual Arts. In addition, I have taught for the Department of Humanities and Philosophy, the Department of Art, and the Department of Theatre. I have also assisted with selecting and presenting films for the BYU-Idaho International Cinema since 2013. My wife and I have eight children (one son and seven daughters) and we love teaching and spending time with them.

Courses Taught

FDHUM 110 - Foundations of Humanities

ART 201 - Art History I

ART 307 - History of Photography

TA 117 - Introduction-Film Art & Analysis


MA History, University of Nebraska, Omaha

BA Humanities/History Emphasis, Brigham Young University

AA Humanities, Utah Valley University


"Cut, Spliced, and Dubbed for the Sky: Film Censorship and the Airline Industry." Journal of Popular Film & Television 36 (4): 174-179. http://search.proquest.com.byui.idm.oclc.org/docview/199393018?accountid=9817.


Modern Film Censorship: Television, Airlines, and Home Entertainment, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2008, Ann Arbor: ProQuest. http://search.proquest.com.byui.idm.oclc.org/docview/304820888?accountid=9817.


Art, religion, art history, photography, cinematography, film (history, theory, and criticism), American and world history, music, philosophy, astronomy, herpetology, and literature.