Dr. Christian Dallavis, the Senior Director of Leadership Programs for the University of Notre Dame's Alliance for Catholic Education, has been selected to join the prestigious Pahara-Aspen Education Fellows Program.
The Fellowship is a partnership between the Pahara and Aspen Institutes that seeks to strengthen and sustain diverse, high potential leaders who are reimagining public education. Dallavis will join the fall 2017 cohort, which will include 24 men and women who progress through a program of four advanced leadership seminars over two years. The Fellows also must complete a leadership project.
Dallavis is the founding director of the Notre Dame ACE Academies, a comprehensive university-school partnership that puts disadvantaged children on the path to college and heaven by mobilizing the resources of the University, local dioceses, and parental choice scholarship programs. He also directs Notre Dame's K-12 school leader formation program, the Mary Ann Remick Leadership Program. In 2016, Dallavis and his Leadership Programs team launched the Center for Transformational Educational Leadership, a professional-formation institute for sitting principals that is working with 20 school leaders in the Archdiocese of Chicago.
Dallavis's research has appeared in Multicultural Perspectives, American Educational Research Journal, Education and Urban Society, Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, and the Journal of Teacher Education. His award-winning dissertation explored historical and contemporary urban Catholic schooling in immigrant communities.
Dallavis earned an undergraduate degree at Notre Dame in English and Japanese, a master of arts in teaching from the University of Portland, and a joint Ph.D. in English and education at the University of Michigan.