Dr. Joseph Wysocki

Senior Project Manager

Joseph Wysocki is a Senior Project Manager with Solutions. Dr. Wysocki has an extensive background in housing and environmental programs and issues. His areas of expertise include sustainable and affordable housing, healthy homes including air and water quality, residential energy efficiency, and disaster preparedness response and recovery. He has over 40 years of experience in managing and leading housing and environment programs. Dr. Wysocki’s career has encompassed roles in academia and federal service, where his expertise in research and proposal development advanced numerous housing and environmental initiatives. Throughout his career, he has consulted with government, private organizations, and educational institutions including the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, US Department of Agriculture Rural Housing Service, National Association of Home Builders, Real Estate Editors, Home Builders Institute, National Urban League, Prentice Hall Publishers, the University of the Virgin Islands, and the College of Home Science in Baroda, India. Dr. Wysocki has authored or co-authored over 90 publications in university text books and journals. In 2011, he co-authored a chapter in the American Public Health Association book, Healthy and Safe Homes entitled “Cooperative Extension Agencies and Community Health Education.”

During his 20-year tenure as the National Program Leader for Housing and Environment with USDA, Dr. Wysocki developed, planned, marketed, managed and obtained funding for programs ranging from $1 million to $13 million per year. The specific programs for which he provided national leadership included Health Indoor for America’s Homes, Healthy Homes, Energy Star for Homes, the Extension Disaster Education Network, Water Quality, Home-A-Syst/Farm-A-Syst, and Home Buyer Education. Dr. Wysocki also developed program impact evaluations and reports for all programs he managed. His evaluations and reports provided expert analysis to Congressional inquiries, agency statistical use and in identifying funding opportunities. In supporting the 106 land-grant institutions and universities, Dr. Wysocki actively promoted partnerships with many federal agencies and private sector organizations. He served on the US Department of Agriculture’s representative to the US Surgeon General’s Call to Action on the “Health Housing Report to the Nation” in 2009.

Dr. Wysocki has a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design from Drexel University, a Master of Science in Family Economics and Management from The Pennsylvania State University, and a Ph.D. in Consumer Economics and Housing from Cornell University.