Shalin R. Jyotishi is the Associate in Economic Development & Community Engagement at the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) where he works with public research universities to advance work in innovation and entrepreneurship, talent and workforce development, community engagement and placemaking. Shalin’s background centers on the intersection of science, technology and policy and its impact on commerce and communities. Prior to arriving at APLU, he held various positions at the American Academy of Arts & Sciences where his portfolio focused on federal R&D policy, energy policy, science communication, and the public’s engagement with science. Concurrently, he held a research appointment at the University of Michigan where he contributed to the 2nd edition of the widely used book, Beyond Sputnik: U.S. Science Policy in the 21st Century (Forthcoming MIT Press).
Shalin’s interest in university economic engagement developed early on while an undergraduate at the University of Georgia where he held research and internship positions in technology commercialization, higher education administration and regional economic development. After completing 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. He also 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.
He currently 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, a non-profit organization and peer review publication. 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 was previously a Contributor at the Georgia Political Review. Shalin serves on the Steering Committee of the Engaging Scientists & Engineers in Policy (ESEP) Coalition and on the Board of Advisors for the UCLA Science Policy Group. He is a member of the International Economic Development Council and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.