Founder and CEO

Dr. Josh Shapiro is the Director of Research and Evaluation at UC San Diego Extension, CEO of Insyt Analytics, and CEO of LRN Media. His current research covers a wide range of topics from economic innovation, entrepreneurship, healthcare, advanced manufacturing, STEM education, to the role of philanthropy in economic development. Dr. Shapiro has taught classes on Research Methodology for UC San Diego and is trained in both Qualitative and Quantitative methodologies. He co-founded Insyt Analytics to leverage the knowledge of research scientists to benefit organizations and the community. He founded LRN Media to help disseminate important scientific advancements for general public consumption. Before attending graduate school Dr. Shapiro worked in the Conflict Resolution field in Washington D.C., was a public school teacher in South Carolina, and built homes with Habitat for Humanity in Louisiana. Dr. Shapiro holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Sociology from the University of California, San Diego and a B.A. in Social Thought and Analysis from Washington University in St. Louis.