Dr. Corey Seemiller is the co-author of Generation Z: A Century in the Making, which offers a historical look at that influence of the last 100 years on Generation Z, Generation Z Goes to College, which aims to prepare college administrators and educators for a new generation of college students, and Generation Z Leads, a practical implementation guide for educators in designing meaningful leadership development experiences for Generation Z college students. Her TED Talk on Generation Z at TEDxDayton in October 2017 showcased how Generation Z plans to make a difference in the world. Her work has been featured in news media such as NPR, The New York Times, and the Washington Post. Dr. Seemiller received her Bachelor's degree in Communication, Master's degree in Educational Leadership, and Ph.D. in Higher Education. She has worked in higher education for more than 20 years – and for the last several, directly with Generation Z students. She currently serves as a faculty member in the Department of Leadership Studies in Education and Organizations at Wright State University teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in leadership. Dr. Seemiller is also the author of The Student Leadership Competencies Guidebook and associated measurements and tools to help educators develop intentional curriculum that enhances leadership competency development.
Ph.D., Higher Education, University of Arizona
M.Ed., Educational Leadership, Northern Arizona University
B.A., Communication, Arizona State University
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
The Generation Z Stories Project served as a follow-up study to the Generation Z Goes to College Study. This entirely qualitative study involved more than 2000 Generation Z college students from 50 higher education institutions in the U.S. and Canada. Participants were asked questions related to learning, motivation, concerns, future career, important issues, and how their generation can make the world a better place. Dr. Seemiller served as the Co-Pi of this study with Meghan Grace. Findings from the study are available in Generation Z: A Century in the Making.

The Generation Z Goes to College Study was both quantitative and qualitative and involved 1,143 participants from 15 higher education institutions in the U.S. The study aimed to uncover perspectives, styles, preferences, concerns, affiliations, beliefs, and approaches of Generation Z related to the following topics: Politics, spirituality, characteristics, motivations, diversity and social justice, communication, social media, friends/family/romance, social issues of concern, engagement and social change, leadership, and learning. Dr. Seemiller served as the Co-PI of this study with Meghan Grace. Findings from the study are integrated into her publications, presentations, webinars, podcasts, blogs, and interviews. Findings from this study are published in Generation Z Goes to College.
Personal Interests
Writing, entrepreneurship, hiking, traveling, and speaking