Shalin R. Jyotishi is the Assistant Director for Economic Development & Community Engagement at APLU where his mission is to help maximize the economic and societal impact of universities. He directs APLU’s Innovation and Economic Prosperity Universities program, manages funded projects and studies on workforce development, innovation, and manufacturing competitiveness, and supports APLU’s Commission on Economic and Community Engagement.
Prior to joining APLU, he held various positions at the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and 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). He has also served as a consultant to the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Innovation Associates, and the International Monetary Fund.
Outside of APLU, Shalin fulfills his entrepreneurial calling as CEO of the Journal of Science Policy and Governance, a non-profit organization and publication focused on student policy engagement and as a University Innovation Fellow of the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University. Shalin was selected as World Economic Forum Global Shaper and serves on the Washington, DC Executive Council. He serves as an editor of the Journal of Economic Development in Higher Education and a member of the International Economic Development Council’s Higher Education Advisory Committee and the United Nation's Major Group for Children and Youth. He previously served on the national advisory boards of APLU’s Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness & Economic Prosperity, UCLA’s Science Policy Association, and on governance committees of the University Economic Development Association.
Shalin studied biology and government at the University of Georgia where he completed a medicinal chemistry research program at Peking University in Beijing, China and held various economic development positions. He contributed to research in UGA’s Institute of Higher Education, was a student editor of the Education Law & Policy Review, and published book articles on regenerative medicine in the SAGE Encyclopedia of Stem Cell Research.
You can find Shalin on Twitter at @ShalinJyotishi.