Ilana Umansky

Ilana Umansky
Ilana Umansky
Assistant Professor ,
University of Oregon

Ilana Umansky is an assistant professor of Educational Methodology, Policy and Leadership in the College of Education at the University of Oregon. Her 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. Dr. Umansky has collaborated with school districts and national education organizations to improve educational opportunities for their English learner students. She previously worked in educational equity and quality research in Nicaragua, Mexico, Colombia, El Salvador, and other Latin American countries. She received a Ph.D. in the sociology of education and race, inequality and language in education from Stanford University.

Publications by Ilana Umansky
Charting Their Experiences and Mapping Their Futures in California Schools
California is home to more English learner (EL) students (1.3 million) than any other state, and the state also has the highest proportion of ELs (21%). In total, 38 percent of California’s students enter the school system as English learners. As a…
Findings from School District-University Collaborative Partnerships
Recent policy changes in California’s education system have opened up a unique opportunity to improve educational opportunities for the state’s 1.4 million English learner students (ELs). The implementation of new state standards including new…