Shalin R. Jyotishi is the Assistant Director for Economic Development & Community Engagement at APLU where he’s responsible for initiatives that help universities maximize their economic and societal impact through innovation, entrepreneurship, and tech-based economic development; workforce development; and public engagement. Shalin’s background spans science, technology & innovation policy and economic development. Prior to joining APLU, he held various S&T policy 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 and Innovation Associates.
Shalin serves as the CEO of the Journal of Science Policy and Governance and as an editor of the Journal of Economic Development in Higher Education. He is a member of the Engaging Scientists and Engineers in Policy Coalition Steering Committee and the International Economic Development Council’s Higher Education Advisory Committee. In 2018, Shalin was selected as World Economic Forum Global Shaper and as a member of 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 and UCLA’s Science Policy Group, as well as on several governance committees of the University Economic Development Association.
Shalin studied biology and government at the University of Georgia where he was named a University Innovation Fellow of the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University, completed a medicinal chemistry research program at Peking University in Beijing, China, and held various economic development positions. He also 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.