EXTENSION: International Activities Committee, Intercollege Housing Committee, Ad-Hoc Computing Committee, Search Committees, Information System Task Force, Northeast Housing Specialist Task Force (Housing Affordability in the Northeast), Cultural and Ethnic Diversity Committee (chair), Cornell Cooperative Extension Acting Director, Cornell-Ithaca Partnership. Forum Planning Committee, Statewide Housing and Home Environment Program Committee (chair), Design and Technology Statewide Program Committee (chair), Extension Director Search Advisory Committee; Healthy Living and Learning Environments Program Work Team (Lead Co-chair), Family Economic Resource Management Program Work Team (Lead Co-chair); Residential Energy and Energy Conservation Program Work Team (Lead Co-chair);
DEPARTMENT: Director of Graduate Studies; Department Extension Leader; Search Committees (chair): Extension Associate, Assistant Professor, Administrative Supervisor; Acting Chair.
COLLEGE: State University of New York Faculty Senate; Academic Integrity Hearing Board, Computing Advisory Group, College Grants Committee (chair), Grievance Committee, Department Extension Leaders Committee (chair), Strategic Planning Committee (section chair), Academic Leadership Council; Team Leader for Outreach, New York State Indoor Environmental Quality Center; Master Plan Update and Programmatic Definition Committee.
UNIVERSITY: Faculty Senate; Faculty Council of Representatives; Faculty Advisory Committee on Athletics and Physical Education (vice chair); Committee on Academic Programs and Policies; Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual Resource Center Advisory Board; University Appeals Committee; University Committee on Academic Freedom and Professional Status of the Faculty; University Land Grant Panel: Outreach/Extension: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, College of Human Ecology and College of Veterinary Medicine; Community and Rural Development Institute Internal Review Committee (chair).
Housing Education and Research Association (Director, 2010-2012) Conference Proceedings Editor, 2007; Conference Chair, 2006; Past President 2002-2003; President 2001-2002; President-elect 2000-2001; Director, 1991-1994; Chair, Extension Section, 1989-1990; Editor, Annual Conference Proceedings, 1988)
National Consortium of University Housing Research Centers (Past Chair, 2012 – 2014; Chair, 2010-12; Secretary, 2008-10; Past Chair, 2006-2008; Chair, 2004-2006; Vice Chair for Technology Transfer, 2001-2003; Secretary, 1995-1996, 2000-2001).
Member, Committee for Oversight and Assessment of the Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing. National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences, 2002-2003.
Advisory Board Member, National Community Action Foundation (2009-present).
HONORS AND RECOGNITION
J. Laquatra and M. Pierce. Friends of Extension/Campus Collaborators Award. Cornell
University Cooperative Extension/Chemung County, November 8, 2012.
2013, 2014, 2015, Member, Faculty Row.
2010, 2011, 2012. Listed in Who’s Who in Collegiate Faculty. Montclair Publishing.
2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014. Listed in Who’s Who in the World. Marquis Who’s Who.
2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014. Listed in Who’s Who in America. Marquis Who’s Who.
2007. Listed in Who’s Who in American Education. Marquis Who’s Who.
Family Economics and Resource Management Award, State Winner. National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, New York Affiliate, October 2007.
2006 Outstanding Engagement Award. Board on Human Sciences of the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges.
Jeanne M. Priester Award, Outstanding Extension Health Programming, 2005.
2005 Epsilon Sigma Phi Team Award, shared with Therese Tuers, NYSERDA and Faye Rosselle, CCE/Oneida County for CEPREE.
2005 Certificate of Recognition for service as state program manager for Healthy Indoor Air for America’s Homes,
2005 Certificate of Appreciation for dedication to Healthy Indoor Air for America’s Homes, USEPA.
2004 -2009. Hazel E. Reed Human Ecology Extension Professor in Family Policy; Cornell University Endowed Chair.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Certificate of Recognition for developing an indoor air quality course for builders and remodelers, 1999.
Gamma Sigma Delta, Academic Honorary Society for Colleges of Human Ecology, Agriculture and Life Sciences, and Veterinary Medicine, (Chair, Local Arrangements Committee for International Conclave, 2000; Acting President, 1997-1998; President, 1996-1997).
Hands That Work Award, Home Builders Institute, 1994.
Blue Ribbon Award, American Society of Agricultural Engineers, 1992 Educational Aids Competition.
Epsilon Sigma Phi, Extension Honor Society; recipient of Superior Performance Award in the Development of Tools for Teaching, 1991 and 1993; Team Award, 2005.
PRACTICAL HOUSING EXPERIENCE
October 1977 - October 1979: HOUSING DIRECTOR, Project REACH, Inc., Wayland, New York, a non-profit human services corporation.
Implemented and coordinated programs designed to improve housing conditions of low and moderate income people through mobilization of public and private resources.
Secured funding for and initiated development of low-cost passive solar homes, as prototypes for a mortgage loan program of the Farmers Home Administration.
Coordinated the acquisition and rehabilitation of dilapidated homes to increase the community’s supply of housing for limited resource people.
Directed activities of a construction skills training program for low income adults and youth.
September 1976 - September 1977: GENERAL CONTRACTOR, Wayland, New York.
Skilled in electrical wiring, plumbing, carpentry, roofing, siding, insulating, and other areas of residential construction.
New York State Rural Development Council, Housing Work Group, 1998-present.
Empire Home Steering Committee (for the New York State Builders Association; 1998-2000.
Governor’s Panel on Tax Credits for Green Construction (New York), 1996.
New York State Building Industry Advisory Committee, 1989-1992.
For my work with the City of Ithaca Energy Commission in drafting and working for passage of a weatherization ordinance, I represented the City in accepting a National Award for Energy Innovation from the U.S. Department of Energy, in Washington, D.C., November 1986.
Ithaca Energy Commission, mayoral appointment, 1984-1986.
Tompkins County Energy/Housing Committee, 1984-1986.
New York State Department of State, Division of Housing and Community Renewal: Rural Advisory Group, 1982.
New York State Tenant and Neighborhood Coalition, 1978-1979 (secretary).
New York State Rural Housing Coalition, 1978-1979.
Southern Tier Central Regional Technical Housing Advisory Committee, 1978-1979.
Policy Advisory Committee, Steuben County Weatherization Program, 1976-1979, (chair).