Lorraine E. Maxwell

Associate Professor
Design and Environmental Analysis, College of Human Ecology

Contact Information

3419 Martha Van Rensselaer Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
p: (607) 255-1958

Lorraine E. Maxwell

Associate Professor
Design and Environmental Analysis, College of Human Ecology

Expertise
Environmental psychology; facility planning

Current Research Interests
Child and adolescent environments; adolescents’ understanding of stigma as represented by physical environmental cues; effects of physical environment of home, school, and neighborhood on child and adolescent socio-emotional development and self-identity

Distinction
Merrill Presidential Scholar Outstanding Educator
Public Voices Fellow

Selected Publications
Maxwell, Lorraine E., and Rachel French. “Elementary School Library Design: Student Perceptions of a Learning Commons.” Children, Youth and Environments 26 (2016): 61-82.

Maxwell, Lorraine E. “School Building Quality, School Social Climate, and Academic Achievement: A Mediation Model.” Journal of Environmental Psychology 46 (2016): 206-216. 

Cornell Research Website Article
Children in Deficient School Buildings