Visiting Professor

Shalini Gopalkrishnan
Office
M120
Tel
(831) 647-6601
Email
sgopalkrishnan@miis.edu

Dr. Shalini S Gopalkrishnan is a Visiting  Professor for the Graduate School of International Policy and Management (GSIPM) . Her research interests include Technology and  analytics to build and accelerate social enterprises, public policy in entrepreneurship, women leadership and impact investing.

Dr. Gopalkrishnan has presented at conferences across the globe and has published papers in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters.  She has taught MBA, undergraduate and doctoral programs at universities across the world. In 2016, she won the best prize for teaching at the Experiential classroom XVII in entrepreneurship. In addition,  Dr. Gopalkrishnan was the  winner of the Global Brainstorm Challenge “Global Women’s Leadership Alliance: 5 million women change agents improving our world in 5 years.

Dr. Gopalkrishnan is a judge at UC Berkley LAUNCH and BIG IDEAS competition. She is a member of Data Kind and, Youth Business USA. She has founded startups such as freelancemoms.com, Introspect and Lexion Global and worked as a consultant with A F Ferguson (then part of KPMG) and worked on projects with USAID, Fortune 500 firms and the Government.  She has volunteered with Junior achievement, Big Brother Big Sister, Page 15, World Affairs Council, Girl Scouts, Hands on Atlanta and Orlando.

Dr. Gopalkrishnan earned her Bachelor of Mathematics/statistics degree from Bombay University, Masters in Business(PGDM) from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, India and her Doctoral credentials from University of Florida.  She has been teaching at MIIS since 2018. 

Courses Taught

Courses offered in the past two years.

  • Current term
  • Upcoming term(s)

Introduction to Policy and Data Analysis

This course is a guided introduction to conceptualizing problems and making sense of quantitative information in the policy sphere. The course begins by introducing the theory and practice of policy analysis. The stages of the public policy process and methods for structuring policy inquiry are introduced to provide a means for deconstructing policy problems and asking relevant and practical questions in a policy context.

Next the class is introduced to how such questions are addressed using quantitative tools. Topics to be covered include sampling, estimation, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, and regression techniques. This will basically be a primer on applying inferential statistics to policy problems. The course will also include introductory training in the use of innovative statistical software, as well as Excel statistical functions.

Fall 2019 - MIIS

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Women Leadership for Impact

Women leadership will focus on pathways to personal leadership development. It will require each student to be open, authentic, do some deep reflection on their skills and abilities as leaders. The course will include personal strength finder, negotiation skills, leveraging your unique perspective to lead. We will also focus on different leadership styles and how they apply in a variety of situations. Cases, role-play , reflection will be the anchors of the course. We will also invite women leaders from USA and internationally to talk about their journeys and learnings.

Fall 2019 - MIIS, MIIS First Half of Term

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The course is an introduction to inferential statistics with an emphasis on Policy Analysis applications. Topics to be covered include sampling, estimation, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, and simple and multiple regression analysis. The course will also include an introduction to the use of the computer as a tool for data analysis using leading statistical packages, as well as Excel statistical functions.

Spring 2019 - MIIS

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Areas of Interest

Dr. Gopalkrishnan’s areas of interest and expertise are technology for social enterprises, analytics, women’s leadership, design thinking and entrepreneurship. 

Academic Degrees

Dr. Gopalkrishnan earned her Bachelor of Mathematics/statistics degree from Bombay University, Masters in Business(PGDM) from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, India and her Doctoral credentials from University of Florida.  She has been teaching at MIIS since 2018.