I am currently an assistant professor in the department of sociology at Purdue University and core faculty for the cluster in advanced methods for social, behavioral, and health sciences. I received my PhD in sociology from Indiana University and also completed my MS in Statistics and my MA in Sociology at IU. Before that, I received a BA in Sociology and a BS in Psychology from the University of Georgia.

My research covers three distinct but overlapping areas: (1) how gender and sexuality shape workplace interaction and labor market outcomes, (2) how social roles, relationships, and sexual orientation shape health behavior and health inequalities, and (3) methodological and statistical approaches for causal inference and cross-model comparisons. Recent substantive work has appeared in the American Sociological Review, Social Problems, Social Psychology Quarterly, and Social Science & Medicine. 

I use multiple quantitative methods in my substantive work, including nationally representative longitudinal survey data, laboratory experiments, and survey experiments. My experimental work has been supported by the National Science Foundation, Time-Sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences, the Kinsey Institute, the American Sociological Association’s social psychology section, and from multiple organizations at Indiana University.

I also teach statistics/quantitative methods courses and short workshops on advanced methods. Topics include categorical data analysis, experimental methods, missing data analysis, and data & model visualization.

Feel free to email me at tmize [at] purdue.edu if you would like any more information.