Meghan M. Grace
I've loved learning since kindergarten, maybe even before that. My love for learning has not gone away. After completing my undergraduate studies at Chapman University and my master's in higher education at the University of Arizona, I went back for round three and am pursuing my doctoral degree in higher education leadership and policy at Vanderbilt University.
My love for learning doesn’t stop at my educational pursuits. As an international speaker, author, podcast host, special projects manager, and consultant, my goal is to help others learn, grow, and succeed. How can I help you or your organization?
In 2013, I started researching Generation Z and how they will impact the landscape of higher education. Since then, I’ve co-authored three books about Generation Z and launched a podcast to help share the stories, insights, and experiences of Generation Z. While my work with Generation Z started in the field of education, the findings have spanned into other industries as Gen Z begins to enter the workplace.
Beyond my work researching Generation Z, I use my background in curriculum design, research, assessment, leadership studies, and program and project management to work with clients and partners to improve individual practices and develop organizational strategies. If you or your organization is ready to learn, grow, and improve, let’s work together.
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 College. In 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.
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:
As a speaker, I focus on presenting research findings on Generation Z to lead to the development of informed strategies and practice. Sessions are customized to suit the interests and needs of each group with whom I work. Some of my previous sessions include:
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.
Corey and I discussed Generation Z implications for campus professionals and provide insights for enhancing practice on the college campus.
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!
I will be joining my friends in higher education facilities at the KAPPA Fall Meeting to discuss Generation Z in higher education.
I’m excited to the Pacific Northwest to spend time discussing Generation Z with the Board of Trustees, faculty, and staff at Oregon State University.
I'm excited to be moderating a panel at the 2018 American Marketing Association Higher Education Symposium. I'll be teaming up with Dr. Corey Seemiller, Ologie's Chief Strategy Office, Bill Faust, and University of Pennsylvania's Vice Dean/Director of Marketing and Communications,Kathryn Bezella to discuss Generation Z's expectation of higher education.
MELBOURNE, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA
I’ll be heading down to spend time with the executive leaders and staff at RMIT University to discuss Generation Z.