PhD, Human Development and Quantitative Methodology, University of Maryland
Cohort Three Fellow

Academic Mentor
Brenda Jones Harden
Professor, University of Maryland

Policy Mentor
Melissa Lim Brodowski
Prevention Specialist, Office of Child Abuse and Neglect; Children's Bureau, Administration on Children, Youth, and Families; United States Department of Health and Human Services

Current Institutional Affiliation
Pennsylvania State University: Assistant Professor

Areas of Expertise

K-12 Education and School Systems, Latent Variable Models, Development and Learning


Carlomagno C. Panlilio, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education and a faculty member with the Child Maltreatment Solutions Network at the Pennsylvania State University. The overarching goal of Dr. Panlilio’s program of research is to understand the dynamic interplay between maltreatment, context, and development, and how these processes influence individual differences in learning. His research is guided by an interdisciplinary approach that draws from Developmental Science, Educational Psychology, Statistics, and Social Welfare to examine the multisystemic influences on early adversity and children’s learning. More specifically, he is interested in further explicating self-regulation and self-regulated learning as key developmental and learning processes that explain variability in the academic outcomes of children with a history of maltreatment. Prior to his faculty appointment, Dr. Panlilio practiced as a licensed clinical marriage and family therapist. He has worked in private practice, community agencies, treatment foster care, and a residential treatment facility for adolescents. He has been in clinical practice since 2005 and often worked with at-risk children and families. He previously served as the Vice Chair for the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists, and also served as the Chair for the Ethics Committee. Dr. Panlilio earned his BA in Psychology from the California State University at Long Beach and an MS in Family Studies with a concentration in Couple and Family Therapy from the University of Maryland College Park. Dr. Panlilio earned his PhD in Developmental Science and a certificate in Education, Measurement, and Statistics from the University of Maryland College Park.