The Catholic University of America

Liliana Maggioni, Ph.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor; Director of Teacher Education; Secondary Program Coordinator; CAEP Accreditation Coordinator; Certification Officer

O'Boyle 214

620 Michigan Ave NE
Washington, DC 20064
(202) 319-4481



University of Maryland
College Park

Human Development
Specialization in Educational Psychology 
University of Maryland
College Park
 M.A. Education-Secondary Education: Social Studies  2001
Universita' Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Milan, Italy 
 M.A. Economics 1989 


Professional History

Fall 2015-Present
Clinical Assistant Professor
Director of Teacher Education
Coordinator Secondary Education Programs 
The Catholic University of America
 Fall 2012-Spring 2014
Acting Coordinator Secondary Education Programs
Adjunct Faculty
The Catholic University of America
 Fall 2007-Summer 2015  Adjunct Faculty  McDaniel College
Summer 2012
Consultant: Professional development for history teachers and refinement of inquiry-based history units.
Baltimore County Public Schools
Fall 2010-Spring 2012
Faculty Research Associate
Adjunct Faculty 
University of Maryland
Spring 2006-Spring 2009 Research Assistant; Teaching Assistant University of Maryland


Research Interests

Teachers’ beliefs and the development of pedagogical content knowledge 
Development of historical thinking and historical understanding
Epistemic beliefs and the relation between knowledge and beliefs



Spring 2013-Present The Catholic University of America
• Teaching Early Childhood/Elementary Social Studies (EDUC 320)
• Teaching Social Studies in Secondary Schools (EDUC 585 – EDUC 485)
• Human Growth and Development (EDUC 261)
• Psychology of Learning (EDUC 271)
• Supervision of candidates during their student teaching experience (specific section of EDUC 400)


Recent Publications

Refereed Articles 
Alexander, P.A., Fox, E., & Maggioni, L., Winters, F., Dinsmore, D., Grossnickle, E., List, A., Loughlin., S., & Parkinson, M. (2012). Reading into the future: Competence for the 21st century. Educational Psychologist. 27(4), 259-280.
Maggioni, L., Fox, E., & Aexander, P.A. (2010). The epistemic dimension of competence in the social sciences. Journal of Social Sciences Education, 9(4), 15-23.
Maggioni, L., VanSledright, b., & Alexander, P.A. (2009). Walking on the borders: A measure of epistemic cognition in history. The Journal of Experimental Education, 77(3), 187-214
Maggioni, L., & Parkinson, M. (2008). The role of teacher epistemic cognition, epistemic beliefs and calibration in instruction. Educational Psychology Review, 20(4), 445-461.
Maggioni, L., Riconscente, M., & Alexander, P.A. (2006). Perceptions of knowledge and beleifs among undergraduate students in Italy and in the United States. Learning and Instruction 16(5), 467-491.
Maggioni, L., Alexander, P.A., & VanSledright, B. (2004). At a crossroads? The development of epistemological beliefs and historical thinking. European Journal of School Psychology (2)1-2, 169-197.
Maggioni, L. (2001). Imparare e insegnare storia: alcuni contributi dalla ricerca americana [Learning and Teaching History: contributions from American research]. lineaTempo, Anno V, Vol 3, Dicembre 2001, 118-125.