CSSD Core Faculty and Staff
Ronald O. Loveridge
Ronald O. Loveridge was named Director of the Center in January, 2013.
Loveridge served the City of Riverside for 33 years, as a City Councilman from 1979 to 1994 and as its Mayor from 1994 to December, 2012.
As Mayor, he taught one course a year at UCR. "Local Leadership in California." He now focuses his attention on the research related to the growth of the suburbs, public policy, urban planning, transportation, air quality and the intersection of cities and natural lands.
Loveridge was President of the League of California Cities in 2003/04, and served on the boards of the California Air Resources Board, South Coast Air Quality Management District, the Southern California Association of Governments, Western Riverside Council of Governments and the March Joint Powers Authority.
In 2010, Loveridge served as President of the National League of Cities, a Washington, D.C.-based organization. He has been a member since 2004. He served on the National League’s Executive Committee as its immediate Past President in 2011. He also was recently inducted into the National Academy of Public Administration, a national think tank.
In September 2012, he was appointed by the Ontario City Council to serve on the five-member Ontario International Airport Authority, which would oversee operation of the L.A./Ontario International Airport if the authority gains control of the airport from Los Angeles World Airports, its current owner/operator.
Loveridge earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of the Pacific and Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Political Science from Stanford University.
Juliann Allison is Associate Director of the Center and Associate Professor of Political Science at UCR. She received her Ph.D from the University of California, Los Angeles and joined the UCR faculty in 1997.
As Associate Director, Dr. Allison seeks to strengthen ties between the Center and UCR's faculty by aiding research efforts, finding funding for graduate students and their research and identifying faculty members interested in the Center's research projects.
Her teaching interests include international political economy and environmental politics. Her research efforts have been supported by the California Energy Commission and the National Science Foundation.
Dr. Allison's recent publications include: Creating Distributed Generation Policy to Improve Air Quality: "Can We Have Our Cake and Eat it Too?" Energy Policy Journal (forthcoming, written with former Center Director James Lents); "Information and International Politics: an Overview," in Technology, Development and Democracy: International Conflict and Cooperation in the Information Age. Albany: SUNY Press (2002); and Technology, Development and Democracy: International Conflict and Cooperation in the Information Age, ed. Albany: SUNY Press (2002).
Rick Burnham is the Center's Assistant Director. He has more than 25 years' experience as a business writer and editor for newspapers in California and Michigan, including nearly 15 years with The Press-Enterprise in Riverside. He has written for regional and national magazines, including California Builder, Road & Track, Westways and Parenting. He received a bachelor's degree in Journalism from Central Michigan University and was a Herbert J. Davenport Fellow in Business and Economics at the University of Missouri School of Journalism. He also has completed several college courses in real estate, technology and telecommunications.
Finance, Outreach & Extramural Funds Administrator
Shayna Conaway joined CSSD in 2004 as the Finance and Event Manager. Before joining the Center, she worked as a Financial Analyst in the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Dean's Office at UCR where she assisted with the financial management of CSSD from its inception. Prior to coming to Riverside, Shayna worked in mortgage banking finance. She received her B.A. degree from California State University, Fresno in 1992.
Office Administration & Project Support Specialist
Judy Swineford is the Center's Contract Manager. Before joining CSSD in May 2004, Swineford worked for the College of Engineering, Center for Environmental Research and Technology at UCR and for the South Coast Air Quality Management District. She has conducted field measurements and data review for the Southern California Ozone Study, worked in the Environmental Policy Studies group developing emission inventories, identifying and evaluating new and emerging air pollution control technologies, and researching alternatives in solid waste transport. Swineford has a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Management from the University of La Verne.