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.
I started researching Generation Z in 2013 and have since co-authored three books about Generation Z and launched a podcast to help share the stories, insights, and experiences of Generation Z. My work with Generation Z focuses on the views, values, and behaviors of today’s youth and young adults as they navigate the world, grow up, go to school, go to college, enter the workplace, and beyond.
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.
Whether in a classroom, at a conference, during an event, or in your office, I aim to help others to learn, grow, and be better. I’m an international speaker, educator, consultant, podcast host, and special projects manager. My professional focus areas include:
Program development and management
Assessment and evaluation
Strategic project planning and goal setting
Leadership education and training
Event design, planning, and management
In 2013, Dr. Corey Seemiller and I started our journey studying Generation Z with conversations at our staff retreat. A few years later, we’ve conducted two original studies, the Generation Z Goes to College study in 2014 and the Generation Z Stories Project in 2017. Beyond researching Generation Z, we’re passionate about providing information and resources to those who want to better understand and engage members of Generation Z so we’ve written three books:
As we continue to learn and write, we love working with professionals, companies, and organizations who want to learn more about Generation Z.
Corey and I share our current work, upcoming events, news, and publications on our website, TheGenZHub.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 Generation Z.
In this episode for the Research in Action podcast through Oregon State University, I share more about how Corey and I conduct our research on Generation Z.
Check out my interview with Tom Antion for the Screw the Commute podcast. We chat about hiring, motivating, and working with #GenZ. I also share what keeps me motivated and what I love about my work life.
I spend some time discussing Generation Z with the KTLA5 Live team. We chat about who Generation Z is, what is means for the workplace, relationships and dating, and much more!
Dr. Corey Seemiller and I are thrilled to share the news of our newest book, Generation Z: A Century in the Making, which delves into nearly every aspect of the lives of Generation Z. Juxtaposed with the generations that came before them, this book provides insight on the motivations, perspectives, concerns, values, and behaviors of Generation Z as students, children, family members, community members, and organization members.
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 check my availability, keep up with who I’m working with, and where I'm heading next.
If I'm heading to your city, drop me a line so we can grab some coffee!