Matthew Havertz

Matthew Havertz is a master of science student in the Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences Department at Utah State University. His undergraduate degree is in Communication with an emphasis in digital media and video production from Weber State University. He has produced, shot, and edited videos for Weber State and helped produce over 15 videos for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a producer's assistant, assistant editor, and assistant writer. His full portfolio can be seen on his website, His research is focused on how narratives can be inserted into educational and instructional videos to increase declarative and procedural knowledge retention. For his thesis, he is creating videos with narratives for the Dental Assisting Program at Bridgerland Technical College and collecting data via a pretests and posttest design as well as qualitative methods. Most recently, Havertz was featured in the Herald Journal for his work as a volunteer associate producer and assistant writer on a feature-length film called "Before Your Time." Havertz loves living in Logan with his wife Melissa and their two daughters Emma and Lily.