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. She 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 her PhD in the sociology of education and race, inequality, and language in education from Stanford University.

updated 2018

Publications by Ilana Umansky
A Summary Brief
This brief summarizes key findings from the Bilingual Research Journal article “Understanding Newcomer English Learner Students’ English Language Development: Comparisons and Predictors.” The study analyzed incoming English proficiency and…
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…