Faculty Program Director for the International Education Research Initiative
T.J. D’Agostino, Ed.D., is the Associate Director of ACE Haiti. Since 2010 D’Agostino has helped lead a Notre Dame initiative to strengthen Catholic education in Haiti, supporting inquiry and practice in large-scale projects in Haitian education ranging from whole school improvement of rural schools to supporting design, implementation, and research in teacher training and literacy. He has interest in the early grade reading, rural school improvement, instructional technology, and the role of non-public networks in international development and education. He earned his doctorate in K-12 Education Leadership and Policy through the Peabody School of Education at Vanderbilt University, and holds a B.A. and M.Ed. from the University of Notre Dame
Prior to working with ACE, D'Agostino was a high school Religion and English teacher in Charlotte, NC. Since 2010, he has led an initiative of the University to renew Catholic education in Haiti in the wake of the 2010 earthquake, supporting some of the largest and most influential projects in Haitian education--ranging from rebuilding and renewing Holy Cross schools to facilitating the design and implementation of large-scale projects in teacher training and literacy, benefiting tens of thousands of students.