Welcome David Chaudoir to Marketing & Communications

“Floats like a butterfly, stings like a bee…”

 David Chaudoir – who starts Monday morning as a Senior Writer on the Marketing & Communications team – is a long-time family friend of Muhammad Ali.

David worked twelve years for Muhammad Ali Enterprises as their Creative Director – he created and wrote the Muhammad Ali Brand Plan, created and maintained Ali’s official website, ghost wrote a number chapters of the book “The Soul of a Butterfly” (Ali’s biography), etc., — before he headed down the path of seeking a PHD in Philosophy at the University of Arkansas.

David is an anthropologist – his doctoral work was in Cultural Anthropology.  Dissertation:  Tribal Modern: Emirati Men’s Lives in Abu Dhabi, UAE.  David’s Master of Arts is in Cultural Anthropology from Western Michigan University.   He earned his Bachelors in English at Andrews University.

The past three years, David has been an Instructor in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at Zayed University – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.   He’s been awarded multiple grants & awards for his academic work over the years.

Some fun facts about David:

  • He reads music and plays the piano, organ, trombone, baritone and bassoon
  • He reads two to three books a WEEK!
  • He has traveled to more than 30 countries
  • He speaks three dialects of Arabic
  • He has a personal library of more than 3,000 books

Please be sure to stop by and welcome David to Notre Dame!

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