Dr. Mark Johnson
International Finishing Trades Institute (Hanover, Maryland)
  • Courses Taught:
    • FTI 1000 Introduction to Teaching Techniques
    • FTI 1001 Teaching Techniques for Adults
  • Employment at iFTI:¬†3 years
  • Experience¬†
    • University Professor in Technology and Workforce Learning in the College of Technology at Pittsburg State University (PSU).
    • For more than 38 years, Dr. Johnson has been an advocate for student achievement and success, in and out of the classroom. He has served on 5 national boards of directors in the field of career and technical Education, including President of the Association for Career and Technical Education T& I Division and a member of the ACTE National Board of Directors.
    • Frequent presenter at state, national, and international conferences. He was named PSU Outstanding Faculty in 1995, 2004, and 2009. In 2000, he was named the National Career and Technical Educator of the Year by the National Association for Career and Technical Education.
    • Contracted by the Entertainment Industry as a Training Consultant for the International Alliance of Theatrical Stagehands all over North America, having taught more than 1,000 industry trainers in more than 35 cities across the US and Canada, as well as working with the United Brotherhood of Carpenters, the Union of Painters and Allied Trades, the Utility Workers Union of America, and the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters.


*updated July 2023

  • Diploma, Labette County High School, Altamont, KS, 1979
  • A.A., Labette Community College, 1981
  • B.S.B.A., Pittsburg State University, 1983
  • M.S. in Technical Teacher Education, Pittsburg State¬†University, 1987
  • Ed.S., Pittsburg State University, 1989
  • Ed.D. in Vocational Education, University of Arkansas, 1993