UMN professor charged with domestic assault

The professor, Aaron Doering, was arrested Thursday afternoon and is set to appear in court on Friday.

Dylan Miettinen

A University of Minnesota professor was charged with domestic assault Thursday afternoon. 

Aaron Doering of the College of Education and Human Development was arrested by Minneapolis Police on probable cause of domestic assault and domestic assault by strangulation, according to the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office jail roster. 

Doering was charged after MPD responded to a report of an ongoing domestic assault incident at the apartment he shares with his fiancee on Wednesday, according to Hennepin County court records.  

Upon arrival, MPD officers heard the couple arguing and found marks and bruises on Doering’s fiance, who alleged that Doering assaulted her during the argument. She also alleged that he had assaulted her before, and provided documentation of her past injuries to the police, according to the court records. 

As of Thursday night, Doering has only been formally charged with one count of domestic assault. He is being housed at the Hennepin County Jail at Minneapolis City Hall. 

Doering has a court date on Friday at 1:30 p.m. and his bail has been set at $40,000.

Doering holds the University Bonnie Westby Huebner Endowed Chair in Education and Technology and is a co-director of the Learning Technologies Media Lab.

This is a breaking news report. More information will be added as it becomes available.