Meghan M. Grace



About Meghan

 Photo by  Ashley Sullivan

I've loved school and learning since kindergarten, maybe even before that. My love for learning has not gone away. After four years at Chapman University, I pursued a career in student affairs and completed my master's work in higher education at the University of Arizona. I went back for round three and am completing my doctoral degree in higher education leadership and policy at Vanderbilt University.  

My love for learning doesn’t stop at my personal educational pursuits. I want to help others build empowering environments. In 2014, I started researching Generation Z and how they will impact the landscape of higher education. In 2016, I co-authored the book Generation Z Goes to College, which discusses research and trends related to the post-Millennial generation. While my work with Generation Z started in the field of education, the findings have found great use in other industries as Gen Z begins to enter the workforce. 

My passion is creating environments that inspire and facilitate learning and development. As a speaker, author, special projects manager, and consultant, my goal is to help others learn, grow, and succeed. How can I help you or your organization learn, grow, and succeed? 



MY GEN Z Story

In 2013, Dr. Corey Seemiller and I started our journey studying Generation Z with conversations at our staff retreat. What started as a few Google searches, turned into our first study, the Generation Z Goes to College study, in 2014 to better understand the post-Millenial generation. The Generation Z Goes to College study engaged 1200+ Generation Z college students from 15 institutions across the country. The findings of our study led to our book, Generation Z Goes to CollegeIn 2017, we launched our second study, the Generation Z Stories Project, a qualitative study that collected 2,200+ open-ended responses from members of Generation Z. The Generation Z Stories Project findings will be included in our coming work. 

As we continue to learn and write, we love working with professionals, companies, and organizations across the country who want to learn more about Generation Z. 

Stay Up to Date with OUR WORK

Corey and I share our current work, upcoming events, news, and publications on our website GenerationZGoestoCollege.com. Stay tuned for some upcoming work soon! 


There's no doubt that Corey and I love talking about Generation Z. But those conversations don't have to end when the presentation session is over. Follow us on Twitter and continue the conversation about Gen Z. 



Whether learning takes place in a classroom, at a conference, during an event, or in your office, I aim to help others enhance their practice and improve the organizations in which they work.  My professional focus areas include: 

  • Curriculum design
  • Program development and management
  • Assessment
  • Strategic project planning and goal setting
  • Leadership education and training
  • Event design, planning, and management

As a speaker, I focus on presenting research findings on Generation Z from studies conducted by Dr. Corey Seemiller and I, as well as other studies on Generation Z. These sessions are customized to suit the interests and needs of each group I work with. Some of my previous speaking work includes:

  • Keynote the Society of College and University Planning Mid-Atlantic Conference
  • Training session for the Council for Unions and Student Programs
  • Keynote for the National College Testing Association annual meeting
  • Educational session for the Fraternity Executive's Association annual meeting
  • Keynote speaker for the Career Development Professionals of Indiana's spring conference
  • Educational session for the Association of Equipment Management Professionals's annual meeting
  • Keynote speaker for the Danish Institute of Study Abroad faculty seminar 


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Co-authored by Dr. Corey Seemiller and I, Generation Z Goes to College, focuses on the post-Millennial cohort of students. This book highlights research findings about Gen Z and how they will influence college and universities. It provides strategies for educators and administrators to successfully educate, engage, and empower Generation Z students.  

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Corey and I discussed Generation Z implications for campus professionals and provide insights for enhancing practice on the college campus. 

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Check out this three-part feature in the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fall 2016 Journal: 


MG On the Go

I'm so blessed that my work allows me to do one of my favorite things--travel and connect with incredible people all over the U.S. and abroad. You can keep up with where I'm heading next. If I'm heading to your city, drop me a line so we can grab some coffee!




Corey and I are excited to spend a few days in Porto Alegre working with some research partners on a project about Brazilian Generation Z college students. Stay tuned for more...

Nashville, TN: Alpha Omicron Pi  

I'll be spending the day with my neighbors in Nashville--Alpha Omicron Pi for their summer advisor training. 



I'm heading back to my home state to spend time with fraternity and sorority executives discussing Generation Z and the fraternal experience.

Nashville, TN: Society of College & University PlannING

I can't wait to welcome my friends from the Society of College and University Planning to Music City! We'll chat about Generation Z and planning for the future of higher education.