Dr. Manley graduated from Iona College with a BA in Spanish Language Arts and minors in Philosophy and Education. He completed his MA degree in the Humanities at Hofstra University and his Professional Diploma and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Educational Administration at St. John’s University.

Dr. Manley taught Spanish language skills at the West Babylon High School. For 21 years, he served in a variety of administrative positions including Assistant Principal at Babylon Jr./Sr. High School, Principal in Plainedge School District, and Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction and Superintendent of Schools in the West Babylon School District.

In January of 2000 Dr. Manley began teaching doctoral courses in politics and policy implementation, conflict management, ethics in organizations, and dissertation design.

By the year 2013 Dr. Manley became Dean of the School of Education at Dowling College in New York.In addition to Dr. Manley’s much varied academia career, he also co authored several books with Richard Hawkins.