Shalin Jyotishi

Senior Policy Analyst, Center on Education & Labor

Shalin Jyotishi is a senior analyst, writer, and strategist whose mission is to solving problems where higher education and the workforce meets technological innovation and science & innovation policy.

He is also a Fellow at the Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution at the World Economic Forum leading research around job quality and worker augmentation, and a Visiting Scholar at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest science society, where he is co-authoring a book on U.S. science policy (forthcoming, MIT Press).

Shalin serves or served on advisory boards for the U.S. National Science Foundation, MIT Science Policy Review, the International Economic Development Council, the United Nations, the American Enterprise Institute, George Washington University’s Institute for Public Policy, Georgetown University’s Center on Security and Emerging Technology, the Engaging Scientists and Engineers in Policy Coalition, and was a University Innovation Fellow at Stanford University. He was a 2021 Davos invitee.

Shalin’s work has appeared in Forbes, NPR, Financial Times, Morning Consult, InsideHigherEd, Chronicle of Higher Education, RealClearEducation, and IndustryWeek, and has been addressed international public-private audiences including the United Nations, OECD, U.S. National Academies, World Bank, National Academy of Inventors, and the University Economic Development Association.

Previously, Shalin led projects at the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, North America’s oldest presidents-led higher education association, which empowered university executives to maximize their workforce development and R&D innovation ecosystems. He also served as the CEO of the Journal of Science Policy & Governance, as a policy director for a local political campaign, and held positions at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the University of Michigan, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and the International Monetary Fund.

Shalin is a graduate of the University of Georgia, the birthplace of American public higher education. He is online on Twitter at @ShalinJyotishi and at