Provost's Biography

Andrew Manion joined Aurora University as the Dean of the University College of Arts and Sciences in 1998 after having served as a faculty member and administrator at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota for seven years, and as an instructor at York College of the City University of New York for two. He was named Provost for Aurora University in 2001.

Dr. Manion earned his undergraduate degree in psychology from Saint Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin in 1987 and from there went to Adelphi University, in Garden City, New York, where he earned his master's degree in 1989 and his doctorate in experimental social psychology in 1992. His research focused on children as eyewitnesses and the impact of their testimony on jurors. This research has produced journal articles, book chapters and invited presentations. He also served on the editorial board of the journal Law and Human Behavior. He is a member of Psi Chi, the Psychology Honors Society, and serves as a consultant-evaluator for the Higher Learning Commission.  

Dr. Manion is married and has three children; serves the community on several boards; enjoys music, sports, and comedy; and is active in his church.