Log In

Joseph Laquatra Edit Profile

Humanities educator

Joseph Laquatra, American humanities educator. Achievements include research in indoor air quality and energy efficiency; design of passive solar dollhouse; design of building energy awareness models.

Background

Laquatra, Joseph was born on April 28, 1952 in Pittsburgh. Son of Joseph Laquatra and Carmela Zito.

Education

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.

Career

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.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research in indoor air quality and energy efficiency. Design of passive solar dollhouse. Design of building energy awareness models.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Author: (books) An Economic Analysis of a Passive Solar Multiple Family Dwelling for Upstate New York, 1982, Builders, Remodelers, and Indoor Air Quality, 1998 (Certified Appreciation, United States Environmental Protection Agency, 1999), Energy Efficient Construction, 1999. Editor: (book) Indoor Air Quality in Homes: Synthesizing the Issues and Educating Consumers, 1991. Author: Healthy Homes: Assessing Your Indoor Environment, 2007.

      Producer: (video tape) Talking Trash: On-Site Residential Construction Waste Management, 1997, (Digital Video Disc) Healthy Homes: Assessing Your Indoor Environment, 2006. Contributor articles to professional journals, chapter to book.

Membership

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).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Swimming, cooking, hiking, woodworking, diving.

Connections

Life partner Gregory Lee Potter, February 17, 1998.

father:
Joseph Laquatra

mother:
Carmela Zito