Shalin Jyotishi

Senior Policy Analyst, Center on Education & Labor

Shalin Jyotishi is a senior policy analyst in the Center on Education & Labor at New America (CELNA), and a Visiting Scholar at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) where he is co-authoring the 2nd edition of Beyond Sputnik: U.S. Science Policy in the 21st Century (Forthcoming MIT Press).

Jyotishi’s expertise center on public problem solving where higher education, the workforce, technological innovation, and science & innovation policy converge.

His work has appeared in Forbes, NPR, The World Economic Forum, InsideHigherEd, The Chronicle of Higher Education, RealClearEducation, and IndustryWeek. He has delivered 60+ keynotes, presentations, and workshops before international audiences including the United Nations, OECD, U.S. National Academies, World Bank, National Academy of Inventors, and the University Economic Development Association. Jyotishi is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper and was an invited 2021 Davos Agenda attendee.

He serves on several advisory bodies including with the MIT Science Policy Review, the International Economic Development Council, the United Nation’s International Telecommunication Union, and the Non-degree Credentials Research Network at George Washington University. He was previously served on boards and committees with Georgetown University’s Center on Security and Emerging Technology, the Engaging Scientists and Engineers in Policy (ESEP) Coalition, and was a University Innovation Fellow at Stanford University.

Jyotishi serves as a Senior Advisor and the immediate past CEO & Managing Publisher of the Journal of Science Policy & Governance. He previously served as an editor of the Journal of Economic Development in Higher Education and the Education Law & Policy Review.

Before joining New America, Jyotishi led research and programs at the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, North America’s oldest presidents-led higher education association, which empowered university leaders to advance workforce and economic development, R&D and innovation ecosystems, and community partnerships. He also held policy positions at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the University of Michigan and consulting roles with the AAAS, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and the International Monetary Fund.

Jyotishi is a graduate of the University of Georgia, the birthplace of American public higher education, and can be found on Twitter at @ShalinJyotishi and online at