Biographical Information

Dr. Cecil Harold McManus


Cecil H. McManus is an Associate Professor and Coordinator of Assessment and Research in the Department of Education at Shaw University.  He received his Ph.D. in Psychology with a focus on Personality Assessment and Psychophysiology at Howard University in Washington, District of Columbia in 1993.  During his doctoral training, Dr. McManus was one of six graduate students selected nation-wide to present his research at an APA-sponsored Conference on Hostility, Anger, and Coping at Lake Arrowhead, California.  He was a Research Assistant at the Institute for Urban Affairs and Research at Howard University and a Research Associate in the Department of Psychiatry at the Duke University Medical Center (DUMC), in Durham, North Carolina.  He was also a Research Fellow at the College of Saint Scholastica’s annual Psychology of Aging Institute, a nationally recognized program in aging research, in Duluth, Minnesota.  From 2003 to 2006, Dr. McManus served as the Charles Stewart Mott Distinguished Professor of Social Sciences at Saint Augustine’s College with the primary task of enhancing the research capacity at the Historically Black College (HBCU).  Dr. McManus’ research interests include the investigation of cognitive, behavioral, and environmental factors that negatively affect health and educational outcomes for African Americans and the use of asynchronous web-enhanced protocols to assess and train various populations.  He has written and actively participated in grant research funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Institute of Aging (NIA), the Mellon Foundation, the Charles Stewart-Mott Foundation, the United Negro College Fund, and the United States Department of Education.  On June 6, 2009, The Association for the Advancement of Educational Research elected Dr. McManus to its board of directors.  Since 1988, Dr. McManus has been the Chief Executive and Primary TechnoPsychologist at the PROBE Consulting Company ( of Cary, North Carolina.