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Christian Dallavis, Ph.D.

  • Senior Director, Leadership Programs

Christian Dallavis, Ph.D. is Senior Director of Leadership Programs for the Alliance for Catholic Education at the University of Notre Dame. Dallavis is the founder 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 directs Notre Dame’s K-12 school leader formation program, the Mary Ann Remick Leadership Program, and leads the University’s efforts to establish the Center for Transformational Educational Leadership. 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. His award-winning dissertation explored historical and contemporary urban Catholic schooling in immigrant communities, and his research has appeared in Multicultural Perspectives, American Educational Research JournalEducation and Urban Society, Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, and the Journal of Teacher Education.