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Shalin Jyotishi

Shalin Jyotishi
Associate, Economic Development and Community Engagement


  • November 27, 2017
  • Shalin Jyotishi presented findings from the Technology Transfer Evolution Working Group of APLU’s Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness and Economic Prosperity (CICEP) during the 2017 Technology Transfer Society (T2S) Annual Meeting. Jyotishi’s presentation illustrated how and why university technology transfer offices have evolved and must continue to evolve in order to address growing societal and economic challenges. He also spoke to how APLU’s Innovation and Economic Prosperity (IEP) Universities Program is helping universities navigate this evolutionary process.

  • May 23, 2018
  • APLU’s Shalin Jyotishi discussed engaging university students, policy fellows, and young scholars in science, technology, and innovation policy through the Journal of Science Policy & Governance during a webinar hosted by the Government-University-Industry-Research-Roundtable (GUIRR) at the National Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM). Jyotishi serves as the CEO of the journal, an internationally recognized peer review publication dedicated to empowering university students and early-career trainees. View the webinar recording here.

  • June 18, 2018
  • APLU’s Shalin Jyotishi was featured during this month’s member spotlight by the Engaging Scientists and Engineers in Policy (ESEP) Coalition, an ad hoc alliance of associations, scientific societies, universities and other organizations dedicated to engaging scientists and engineers in the policy process at all levels of government. Jyotishi discussed his own pathway into science and technology policy. Read the spotlight and engage in the conversation on the ESEP Coalition’s online community on Trellis Science.

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 leaders from public research universities to advance university-based innovation, entrepreneurship and technology-based economic development; talent and workforce development; and public service, outreach and community engagement. Shalin’s interest centers on the intersection of economic development and science, technology and innovation policy. Prior to arriving at APLU, he held positions with the Science, Engineering and Technology Policy program at the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. Concurrently, he held a research appointment at the University of Michigan, contributing to the 2nd edition of the widely used book, Beyond Sputnik: U.S. Science Policy in the 21st Century (Forthcoming MIT Press). He has also served as a consultant to science and innovation organizations including the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and Innovation Associates.

Shalin’s interest in economic engagement and innovation policy developed early on in his career. While studying biological sciences and government at the University of Georgia, he was invited to serve on the national Advisory Board for APLU’s Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness & Economic Prosperity and on governance committees of the University Economic Development Association while working on a number of projects in technology transfer and venture development and higher education administration. During his time at the university, he served as the policy director for a local-level election committee, was named a University Innovation Fellow of the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University, completed a research program in medicinal chemistry at Peking University in Beijing, China, and served as a contributor at the Georgia Political Review.

Shalin currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Journal of Science Policy and Governance, a non-profit organization and international peer review publication, and as an editor of the Journal of Economic Development in Higher Education. 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. 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.