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Angela Dills

Angela Dills

Distinguished Professor

College of Business

School of Economics, Management, and Project Management

Contact Information

Phone: 828.227.3329
Office: 224A Forsyth Building
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Dr. Angela Dills is the Gimelstob-Landry Distinguished Professor of Regional Economic Development at Western Carolina University. She received a B.A. from the University of Virginia and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Boston University. She previously held faculty positions at Clemson University, Mercer University, Wellesley College, and Providence College. Specializing in the economics of education, crime, and health, her research focuses on policy issues such as school choice, accountability, peer effects, college quality, and alcohol and drug prohibition. This research has appeared in journals such as the Journal of Health Economics, Economic Inquiry, the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, and the Economics of Education Review. She lives in Franklin, NC with her economist-husband and three children.


  • Ph D, Boston University
  • MS, Boston University
  • BA, University of Virginia

Teaching Interests

Health Economics, Introductory Microeconomics and Social Issues, Econometrics

Research Interests

Education; Health especially Drug and Alcohol Policy, and Crime

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