Dr. Meryl Herr is a Senior Researcher at the Max De Pree Center for Leadership where she designs and conducts research studies that add to the understanding of what helps marketplace leaders flourish. Meryl earned a B.S. from Vanderbilt University, and an M.Div. and Ph.D. (Educational Studies) from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Her doctoral research focused on the role of imagining the future in vocational discipleship. After completing her doctorate, Meryl pursued additional training by completing a graduate certificate in Educational Research Methods through the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is the owner of The GoodWorks Group, a consulting firm specializing in educational program planning and evaluation. Meryl is also an adjunct professor for Cornerstone University’s Professional and Graduate Studies Division where she teaches research courses in the Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership and Development program. She previously taught courses in Christian worship, curriculum development, and research methods as an adjunct professor at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Meryl, her husband, and her son live in Grand Rapids, Michigan.