- Master of Science in Criminal Justice - University of Wisconsin-Platteville
- Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Biology - University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Dana worked in the field in private security and public safety, and continues to volunteer and work with victims. She has been with UW-Platteville’s Criminal Justice Department, coordinating the online undergraduate Criminal Justice program, since 2011. Dana also teaches both online and on-campus courses dealing with Private Security and the Courts.