Faculty Profile

  • Angela Fontes

    Angela Fontes has a dual appointment as an assistant professor of Human Development and Family Resources at Illinois State University, and a senior economist in the Statistics and Methodology department at the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago. Fontes' research centers on family financial well-being and utilizes national, federal data sets including the Survey of Consumer Finances, the Survey of Income and Program Participation, and the Consumer Expenditure Survey. She is the project director on several major projects with the U.S. Census Bureau, and works with a broad range of public and private clients on analytic research. Fontes' research can be found in journals such as Health Affairs, the Journal of Family and Economic Issues, the Journal of WomenPolitics and PolicyFinancial Counseling and Planning, and the International Journal of Transportation Research. Prior to NORC, Fontes worked in predictive analytics and market research consulting for five years with Chamberlain Research Consultants and Leo Burnett. Her clients included Wachovia Bank and Phillip Morris USA. Fontes earned her PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in consumer behavior and family economics.