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Ilana Umansky

Assistant Professor, University of Oregon

Ilana Umansky

Ilana is an Assistant Professor in the College of Education at the University of Oregon. She is in the Department of Educational Methodology, Policy and Leadership where she studies the educational opportunities and outcomes of students classified as English Language Learners. In her work she collaborates with school districts as they work to improve educational opportunities for their immigrant and ELL-classified students. She is the recipient of a Spencer/National Academy of Education Dissertation Fellowship and her dissertation won the 2015 annual selection for outstanding dissertation for the American Educational Research Association Bilingual Education Research group. Prior to her Ph.D. Ilana worked with international organizations such as the World Bank and the Organization of American States on research and promotion of educational equity in Central America. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology of Education (2014) and M.A. in Sociology (2013) from Stanford, and holds an M.Ed. in International Education Policy (2003) from Harvard and a B.A. in Sociology (1998) from Wesleyan University.

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