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T.J. D'Agostino, Ed.D.

Faculty Program Director for the International Education Research Initiative

107 Carole Sandner Hall

Dr. TJ D'Agostino

T.J. D'Agostino, Ed.D. is the Faculty Program Director of the International Education Research Initiative and an Assistant Professor of the Practice with the Institute for Educational Initiatives at the University of Notre Dame. His scholarship focuses on comparative education policy, Catholic and faith-based schools, school effectiveness, and early grade literacy and systems improvement in developing country contexts. He currently leads an international research program focused on Catholic and faith-based schools at Notre Dame. TJ founded, co-lead for nearly a decade, and continues to support ACE Haiti, a Notre Dame initiative to strengthen Catholic education in Haiti, supporting research and development in large-scale projects in Haitian education. He earned his B.A. and M.Ed. from the University of Notre Dame and his doctorate in K-12 Education Leadership and Policy from the Peabody School of Education at Vanderbilt University.

Recent Publications

D'Agostino, T.J. & Carozza, P. (forthcoming). Extending the research orientation and agenda for international and comparative studies in Catholic education.International Studies in Catholic Education.

D'Agostino, T.J. (2018). Religious charter schools: are they constitutionally permissible? Journal of School Choice, DOI: 10.1080/15582159.2018.1507231

D'Agostino, A. J., & Kowalski, M. (2018). School Improvement in the Digital Age: A Study of the Alliance for Catholic Education Blended Learning Pilot. Journal of Catholic Education, 21 (2).

D'Agostino, T. J. (2017). Precarious values in publicly funded religious schools: The effects of government-aid on the institutional character of Ugandan Catholic schools. International Journal of Educational Development57, 30-43.