Ilana Maurice Umansky, Ph.D.

As an Assistant Professor at the University of Oregon, Ilana Umansky’s work focuses on quantitative and longitudinal analysis of the educational opportunities and outcomes of immigrant students, emerging bilingual students, and students classified in school as English learners (ELs). She is currently collaborating with school districts in San Francisco and Salem and the Oregon Department of Education as they work to improve educational opportunities for their ELL students. Prior to getting her Ph.D. at Stanford University in Sociology of Education and Race, Inequality and Language in Education, she worked in educational equity and quality research in Nicaragua, Mexico, Colombia, El Salvador, and other countries in Latin America. Her work has been awarded by the National Academy of Education, the Spencer Foundation, the Fulbright Foundation, and the American Educational Research Association's Bilingual Education Special Interest Group. Her consulting experience has included work for the World Bank, the Organization of American States, Sesame Workshop, the Academy for Educational Development and the Research Triangle Institute. She lives in Eugene, Oregon and is the mother of two brilliant daughters.