John Hetts is the visiting executive in research and data for the California Community Colleges. He is also the senior director of data science at Educational Results Partnership and is a member of the Multiple Measures Assessment Project (MMAP) research team, the California Guided Pathways Advisory Committee, and the statewide AB 705 implementation workgroup in California. Hetts is also a Complete College America fellow and a California Educational Policy fellow.
Previously, Hetts was the director of institutional research at Long Beach City College during its implementation of multiple measures–based assessment. His work on predictive modeling of student assessment and placement won the 2012 RP Group Best College Research Award (with Andrew Fuenmayor and Karen Rothstein), the 2014 ACCCA Mertes Award (with Andrew Fuenmayor), and the 2015 RP Group Best Statewide Research Award as part of the MMAP research team. Hetts earned his doctorate in social psychology with a specialization in measurement and psychometrics from UCLA and holds a BA with distinction and honors from Stanford University.