Tim McCall hails from Indianapolis, Indiana, where he also completed his undergraduate and graduate studies.  While completing his bachelor's degree in psychology at Indiana University (Go Hoosiers!) he became increasingly interested in social psychology and social cognition, which he studied at Purdue University (Go Boilermakers!) for his master's and doctor of philosophy degrees. At Purdue, Tim studied group stereotyping and political perception and developed a passion for data analysis and research methodology; utilizing best practices allows one to use data to drive change in any field.

Tim is passionate about social policy advocacy and education. He taught several courses, including human sexuality and stereotyping & prejudice, at Purdue University. He also served for three years on the board of directors of the Indiana Family Health Council in Indianapolis, Indiana.  IFHC funds 35 family planning agencies around that state.

Tim currently lives in the Washington DC area where he is a researcher and educator. Other interests and hobbies include running the website S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald Online, visiting museums, and exploring Washington, DC with his husband Miguel.  He also enjoys volunteering for progressive causes and political candidates and teaches at The George Washington University.