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RIA # 146: Meghan Grace on Researching Generation Z

Meghan Grace

On this episode, Katie is joined by Meghan Grace, a generational researcher, host of the podcast #GenZ, and the co-author of the books, Generation Z Goes to College and Generation Z Leads. Her third book, Generation Z: A Century in the Making, was just released. She and her co-author, Dr. Corey Seemiller have been studying Generation Z since 2014 and have conducted two original studies on Generation Z. Meghan’s work with Generation Z focuses on utilizing generational research to influence individual practices and organizational strategies that promote empowering environments and experiences for members of Generation Z. Meghan has diverse experience working in higher education and student affairs with a background in program design and management, Greek organizations, leadership development, event planning, curriculum design, and research and assessment. Meghan holds her undergraduate degree in communication studies from Chapman University and a master’s in higher education from the University of Arizona. She is currently pursuing her doctoral degree at Vanderbilt University studying higher education leadership and policy and holds an assistantship in the Dean of Students Office of Assessment and Special Projects.

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Show Notes

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Segment 1: What is Generation Z? [00:00-14:10]

In this first segment, Meghan describes the characteristics of Generation Z.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

Segment 2: Researching Generation Z [14:11-26:07]

In segment two, Meghan shares about her current research projects focused on Generation Z.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

Segment 3: Writing Books Pre-Doctorate [26:08-37:48]

In segment three, Meghan discusses how she got started with writing books before earning her EdD.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

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