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TJ D’Agostino is the faculty program director of the International Education Research Initiative and Assistant Professor of the Practice at the Institute for Educational Initiatives (IEI) at the University of Notre Dame. He conducts comparative and international educational research on education policy, school effectiveness, faith-based schools, early grade literacy policy and programs, and education for integral human development. 

D’Agostino has been active in the Kellogg research cluster on international education, in collaboration with IEI. He previously served as associate director of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) Haiti, where he led an initiative to strengthen Catholic education in the country following the 2010 earthquake. The initiative has supported some of the largest and most influential projects in Haitian education, including rebuilding and renewing Holy Cross schools and facilitating the design and implementation of large-scale projects in teacher training and literacy. 

He previously taught high school religion and English in Charlotte, NC. 

D’Agostino earned a BA and MEd from Notre Dame and a PhD from Vanderbilt University. 

Other Accomplishments & Recognitions
  • Luksic Family Collaboration Grant, 2019-20