Bachelor of Science in Hotel Administration, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1974. Master of Science in Consumer Economics and Housing, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1981. Doctor of Philosophy in Consumer Economics and Housing, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1984.
Vista volunteer Weber-Davis Housing Corporation, Layton, Utah, 1974—1975, Project REACH, Wayland, New York, 1975—1976. General contractor self-employed, 1976—1977. Housing director Project REACH, 1977—1979.
Visiting staff member Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico, 1981. Extension associate Cornell University, 1984—1986, assistant professor, 1986—1992, associate professor, 1992—2003, professor, since 2003, Hazel E. Reed human ecology professor family policy, 2004—2008. Scholar-in-residence American-Polish Home Builders Institute, Gdansk, Poland, 1994.
Director advanced education Home Builders Institute, District of Columbia, 1996—1997, professor, since 2009. Consultant in field, since 1986.
Committee chair Ithaca Energy Commission, 1984—1986. Member New York State Building Industry Advisory Committee, Albany, 1989—1992, New York State Rural Development Council, Albany, 1998—2001, Town Planning Board, Dryden, since 2002, New York State Task Force on Toxic Mold, since 2007, Dryden Democratic Committee, New York, 1985—1987. Member of Faculty Senate, State University of New York (senator since 2009), Faculty Senate, Cornell University 1988—2006, Committee Oversight and Assessment Partnership for Advancing Technology Housing, National Consortium Housing Research Centers (chair 2004-2006, secretary 2007-2009, chair since 2010), Housing Education and Research Association (president 2001-2002), Gamma Sigma Delta (chapter president 1996-1997).
Life partner Gregory Lee Potter, February 17, 1998.