HOPE PHILLIPS UMANSKY, PHD
Not believing in a one size fits all approach for educational pathways, Dr. Umansky's educational background is from rigorous traditional and non-traditional academic environments. She has earned a Bachelor of Arts in English literature and was honored with a Women and Violence Fellowship at Scripps College of the Claremont Colleges. Also, in her time at Scripps College, Dr. Umansky's research, Women in Shakespearean Times, was recognized as Outstanding Original Research Contribution and is housed at the Scripps College of the Claremont Colleges Dorsey Library. Dr. Umansky continued to deepen her knowledge and expertise in literature & education, gender, and inclusivity studies at Reed College's Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) program where her disciplinary concentration was English literature. Believing that the study of psychology would improve her teaching and work in education by understanding people in a profound way, Dr. Umansky earned a MA in General Psychology and a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the California Institute for Human Science. After completing a multiyear very competitive doctoral internship as a psychology assistant earning hours toward licensure at San Diego’s largest trauma center, Dr. Umansky returned to academia early in her career to work toward a cause close to Dr. Umansky’s heart, educational accessibility. That is, working toward the mission and goal that all students have access to transformative educational experiences in both traditional and non-traditional schools. She remains a recognized leader for her work elevating a fledging school and writing curriculum at all levels that rigorously supports innovate research on the edge of biofield sciences, integral psychology, and consciousness studies that is also accepted by traditional academia and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accrediting body, the California Board of Psychology, and other regulatory bodies.
If you have questions for Dr. Umansky about Dr. Tiller’s research including Academic Initiatives, “Tiller Team Partners” and other philanthropic opportunities to support Foundation drives, legacy gifts, and posthumous gifts, including the physical lab in Arizona, you may email Dr. Umansky at
If you have questions for Dr. Umansky about Dr. Tiller’s research including Academic Initiatives, “Tiller Team Partners,” and other philanthropic opportunities to support Foundation drives, legacy gifts, and posthumous gifts to support the Tiller Foundation, including supporting the physical lab in Arizona, please email Dr. Umansky at subject line Dr. Tiller or Intention Host Device.