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Professor Dane Archer Johnson holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and a Master of Architecture from Lawrence Technological University, as well as a Master of Science in Career and Technical Education from Ferris State University. He is a licensed architect in the State of Michigan, and is certified by the United States Department of the Interior as a Historical Architect. He practiced in architectural firms in the Detroit area from 1984 to 1992, focusing on diverse projects including new construction such as the Dow Laboratories at the University of Michigan; historic preservation including the Heritage Park Visitor Center in Farmington Hills; and corporate space planning for clients such as Chrysler Corporation. Since 1992 he has retained his own practice providing architecture and architectural history services, including creation of several historic districts on the National Register of Historic Places. Dane began his teaching career at Lawrence Technological University in 1987 and in 2006 came to Ferris State University. His teaching has focused on the areas of architectural history, design, and facility space planning. He states that “my goal as a teacher is to provide to students a diverse and integrated educational experience so that they are prepared for the full spectrum of opportunities that their chosen profession presents to them.”