Shalin R. Jyotishi's mission is to engage universities, businesses, governments, and communities to promote sustainable, equitable economic growth and opportunity. At APLU, he directs the Innovation and Economic Prosperity Universities program and advances a research and projects portfolio to help universities foster 21st century talent, vibrant innovation ecosystems, and resilient communities.
Before joining APLU, Shalin held various policy roles at the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and 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. Having a penchant for entrepreneurialism, Shalin has also served as a consultant with the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Innovation Associates, and the International Monetary Fund. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of the Journal of Science Policy and Governance, a non-profit organization dedicated to engaging early career researchers in policy writing.
Shalin has been recognized as a World Economic Forum Global Shaper and serves on the Washington, DC Executive Council. He is a member of the International Economic Development Council’s Higher Education Advisory Committee and the United Nation's Major Group for Children and Youth’s Science-Policy Interface. He is also an editor of the Journal of Economic Development in Higher Education and a University Innovation Fellow of the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University. He previously served on the national advisory boards of APLU’s Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness & Economic Prosperity and on governance committees of the University Economic Development Association. His work has been featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education, InsideHigherEd, and the IIE Magazine.
Shalin is a graduate of the University of Georgia where he contributed to research at UGA’s Institute of Higher Education, was a student editor of the Education Law & Policy Review, a writer for the Georgia Political Review, and published book articles on regenerative medicine in The SAGE Encyclopedia of Stem Cell Research.
You can find Shalin on Twitter at @ShalinJyotishi.