Christian Dallavis works closely with NDAA principals, pastors, and teachers on issues of school leadership, school culture, and advancement. He joined the Notre Dame faculty in 2008, serves as an advisor to the Catholic School Advantage Campaign and is on the faculty for the Alliance for Catholic Education Master of Education program.
As a member of the 4th cohort of ACE Service Through Teaching, Christian taught middle school English and high school theater arts at Mercy Cross Catholic School in Biloxi, MS, while earning a master of arts degree from the University of Portland. He also taught English in Dhaka, Bangladesh before returning to Notre Dame to join the ACE pastoral and administrative staff in 2000, where he supported beginning teachers and developed international teaching opportunities in Ireland and Chile. Later he attended the University of Michigan, where he prepared pre-service teachers to work in urban and under-resourced schools and earned a joint Ph.D. in English and education. He also served as a member of the research team for the Squire Office of Policy Research for the National Council of Teachers of English.