Senior Fellow, Center for Leadership and Change Management, The Wharton School
Meredith Myers has been a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania since 2009. Within the Wharton School, she has taught the required course, Management 100: Leadership and Communication Groups and with Executive Education in programs ranging from High Performing Teams, Women’s Executive Leadership, Executive Development Program, and Advanced Management Program. Dr. Meyers runs trainings within the Leadership Division for the Lipman Family Prize around strengths-based leadership, emotional intelligence, and team building, and the Nonprofit Board Fellows around facilitation, optimal entry onto a board of directors, and entry onto teams in general.
Dr. Myers is also an instructor in Penn’s Masters Program in Applied Positive Psychology, specifically teaching the Applied Positive Psychology and Institutions course designed to help students grapple with strategic organizational challenges and engage more effectively with their various stakeholders. This course surveys the field of Positive Organizational Scholarship and covers topics such as prosocial behavior, strengths, well being, high quality connections, job crafting, and appreciative inquiry.
This month Dr. Myers begins an additional role as Executive Director of the Job Crafting LLC startup founded by Jane Dutton, Amy Wrzesniewski, and Justin Berg. This new endeavor is designed to spread the Job Crafting Exercise into even more organizations and to continue to advance cutting edge science of how people construct meaning, meaningfulness, and support at the workplace.
In recent years Dr. Myers has helped develop and execute training programs to build problem-solving methods and collaboration capacity within mission critical teams at both New York Fire Department and Navy Special Warfare. She has served as guest mentor for United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) developmental program in Ft. Bragg for high potential members across all nine units. Additionally, she is acknowledged as an academic contributor to the final document of Special Warfare’s ARSOF 2022 vision for the future, ARSOF Next: A Return to First Principles.
Dr. Myers’s training in negotiation, conflict resolution and mediation allows her to help people navigating complex and often contentious situations involving diverse groups, work that has taken across the United States, Latin America, and India. In her research and consulting around cross-sector partnerships, she has coached international leaders, executives and board members in industry, non-profits, and foundations on how to forge healthier relationships for more sustainable business results and community outcomes.
Dr. Myers holds a PhD in Organizational Behavior from Case Western Reserve University. She graduated with a BA in International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and a BS in Economics from the Wharton School.