Shalin R. Jyotishi is the Associate in Economic Development & Community Engagement at the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). His background centers on the intersection of science, technology and policy and its impact on commerce and communities. Previously, he held various science and technology policy positions at the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and concurrently held a research appointment at the University of Michigan where he contributed to the 2nd edition of the book, Beyond Sputnik: U.S. Science Policy in the 21st Century (Forthcoming MIT Press).
His passion for university economic engagement developed during his time as an undergraduate at the University of Georgia where he completed internships in technology commercialization, technology & innovation policy, higher education administration and regional economic development. After an internship with APLU, Shalin was invited to serve as the first student member of the national advisory board for APLU’s Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness & Economic Prosperity (CICEP). Later, he served on governance committees of the University Economic Development Association and was named a University Innovation Fellow of the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University.
Shalin serves as an Editor of the Journal of Economic Development in Higher Education and as the Chief Executive Officer of the Journal of Science Policy & Governance. He has published on regenerative medicine topics in the SAGE Encyclopedia of Stem Cell Research and has served on the student editorial board of the Education Law & Policy Review. He serves on the steering committee of the Engaging Scientists & Engineers in Policy Coalition and is a member of the International Economic Development Council and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.