University of California, Riverside

School of Public Policy



Policy Fellows


Policy Fellows

The Policy Fellow title is used for appointees whose contributions will provide strategic value to the School of Public Policy.

Susan HackwoodSusan Hackwood

Senior Policy Fellow

Since 1995, Susan Hackwood has served as the Executive Director of the California Council on Science and Technology. She also serves as a Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of California, Riverside. From 2003-2005, Hackwood was a Visiting Scholar at the Anderson School of Management UCLA and at the California Institute of Technology. Following this, Hackwood became the Founding Dean of the Bourns College of Engineering at the University of California Riverside, where she founded the Center for Environmental Research Technology. In 1984, Hackwood joined the University of California Santa Barbara as a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Founding Director of the National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center for Robotic Systems in Microelectronics (CRSM). Throughout her career, Hackwood has published over 150 technical publications and She co-founded and co-edited the Journal of Robotic Systems from 1984-2005.

Before working in the academic field, Hackwood served as the Department Head of Device Robotics Technology Research at AT&T Bell Labs where she invented and named the electrowetting effect used in micro devices.

Hackwood was the Chair of the AAAS on Science Engineering and Public Policy and the Section on Societal Impacts of Science and Engineering. In the past, Hackwood has been the AAAS Engineering Delegate and is currently a Member of the AAAS Committee on Nominations. Since 2006, Hackwood has been a member of the IEEE Spectrum Editorial Board.

Lloyd LevineLloyd Levine

Senior Policy Fellow

Lloyd Levine is a former member of the California State Legislature, where he served as Chair of the Assembly Committee on Utilities and Commerce. Currently, Mr. Levine serves as President of Filament Strategies, providing public policy and public affairs consulting services in the technology and environmental sectors, working on issues ranging from Electric Vehicles to broadband adoption and the digital divide.

While in the Legislature, through his Chair, Mr. Levine established himself as one of California’s leading experts in energy, telecommunications, and technology policy. Consistently tackling some of the most challenging and significant statutory policy changes, Mr. Levine authored numerous pieces of historic legislation which became national models in many policy areas.

Mihai PatruMihai Patru

Senior Policy Fellow

Mihai Patru joined SPP as a Senior Policy Fellow in February 2018. He started his professional career as a diplomat with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania, where he served as Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Advisor to the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. Prior to joining SPP, he was awarded the Transatlantic Diplomatic Fellowship by the U.S. State Department and served as a Human Rights Fellow and, subsequently, a Senior Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations, at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University in Washington DC. He is the co-founded Caravanserai Project, a non-profit organization, where he works together with social innovators supporting their journey. He also launched a social enterprise in Guatemala which works towards empowering indigenous women weavers by connecting these artisans to the global market.

He holds a professional degree in international public policy from Johns Hopkins University/School of Advanced International Studies in Washington DC and a MA in International Relations and European Studies from Central European University in Budapest. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Bucharest majoring in Arabic Language and Literature and spent time at Cairo University in Egypt as a visiting undergraduate and, later, graduate student.

Herb SchultzHerb Schultz

Senior Policy Fellow

Herb K. Schultz has had a unique and successful 30-year career in health policy and management, spanning the public, nonprofit, philanthropic and for-profit sectors.

Currently, Herb is the CEO of both the Desert Healthcare District and its affiliate - Desert Healthcare Foundation. The District/Foundation is comprised of 5 cities in the Coachella Valley and unincorporated areas of the Coachella Valley. Created by voters nearly 70-years ago, the District oversees the lease of Desert Regional Medical Center operated by Tenet Healthcare. The District/Foundation is also one of the largest funders of Health and Wellness programs and services. Herb leads the District/Foundation on behalf of an elected 5-member Board and is currently transforming the organization through its new Vision - Connecting Coachella Valley residents to health and wellness services and programs through philanthropy and resources, health facilities, information and community education, and public policy.

Before leading the District/Foundation, Herb served as President and CEO of Eisner Health and its affiliated Foundation - a large federally-qualified health center system in downtown Los Angeles.

In the public sector, Herb has been appointed to senior level roles in the Administrations of President Barack Obama and former Governors Gray Davis and Arnold Schwarzenegger. In the Davis Administration, Herb served as a member of Governors Davis cabinet at the Labor Workforce Development Agency. In Governor Schwarzenegger’s Administration, Herb served as senior advisor to the Governor. He was appointed by President Obama to serve as the Regional Director (Region 9) of US Department of Health and Human Services.

He has a bachelor’s degree from American University in Washington DC and a Master’s in Public Policy from Georgetown University also in Washington DC.

Michael SullivanMichael Sullivan ('73 Political Science)

Senior Policy Fellow

Dr. Sullivan is a Senior Vice President of Nexant, Inc., a global supplier of engineering and economic consulting services and software to the energy industry. Consulting to utilities and government for over 30 years, Dr. Sullivan is a recognized expert in utility business planning. His clients include all of the investor-owned utilities in California, as well as many of the largest investor owned utilities in the US, including the US Department of Energy and the Electric Power Research Institute. He is also a member of the U.S. Department of Energy / Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Technology Advisory Group overseeing the design of pilot studies of dynamic rates being carried out by a number of U.S. utilities, and he is involved in several other projects to design and evaluate dynamic pricing pilots and feedback experiments being carried out by U.S utilities.

Dr. Sullivan obtained his undergraduate degree in Political Science from UCR and his Ph.D. in Sociology–Research Methods and Statistics from Washington State University.

Barry WallersteinBarry Wallerstein

Senior Policy Fellow

Dr. Barry Wallerstein is a Senior Policy Fellow with the School of Public Policy. Dr. Wallerstein is one of the most widely-known and respected environmental regulators and policymakers in California, having served for nearly two decades as Executive Officer of the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) – an agency charged with protecting the health of 17 million people in the nation’s smoggiest region. During his tenure, pollution diminished sharply across the region.

Prior to 1997, Dr. Wallerstein held many other senior policy positions in environmental regulation. He has served on numerous committees and advisory boards, including those associated with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), the National Academy of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, Transportation Research Board (TRB), the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA), and the California Air Resources Board (CARB). He has testified before numerous state and federal committees on the environment, energy and power, as well as city and county decision-makers, and has authored, co-authored or edited more than 150 technical reports, regulatory documents, policy analysis papers and regional plans related to air pollution control and environmental policy.

Wallerstein received the Environmental Steward Award from the Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice in 2013, the Norton Younglove Air Quality Award from the Western Riverside Council of Governments in 2008, the Dr. Zweig Community Health Advocate Award from the Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice in 2003, and was an Alumni Hall of Fame Honoree from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health in 2006.

He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in biological science from the University of Southern California, and a doctorate (D.Env.) in environmental science and engineering from UCLA

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