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Meghan M. Grace

Affiliate Researcher


Meghan Grace is a consultant with Plaid, LLC. where she specializes in research and assessment, data analytics, curriculum development and facilitation, and instructional design. She is also a generational researcher, author, and speaker focusing on Generation Z (born 1995-2010). Meghan has diverse experience working in higher education administration, with a background in leadership development, course instruction, career development, curriculum development, assessment, and institutional research. Grace received her doctorate in education in higher education leadership and policy from Vanderbilt University.

Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Grace is currently leading a multi-phase study on student engagement practices during the COVID-19 pandemic. She has been studying Generation Z since 2013 and co-authored the books Generation Z: A Century in the Making and Generation Z Goes to College, along with the guidebooks Generation Z Leads and Generation Z Learns. She has conducted three original studies on Generation Z, focusing on perspectives, values, and behaviors related to communication, relationships, social change, voting and politics, jobs and career development, learning, leadership, and future aspirations. Additionally, her doctoral capstone research focused on the impacts of financial aid on student success.