EOD Staff

Dr. Ron Tredway, SPHR, CPLP

Executive Director, HR/Employee & Organizational Development
865-974-0807
rtredway@tennessee.edu

Ron joined the University of Tennessee in 2010, bringing over 25 years of management and leadership experience in a variety of functions, including human resources and training. His training experience includes technical training, leadership development and team development. After completing a B.S. in Business Administration and an M.B.A. in Management, Ron went on to earn a doctorate in Training and Development from NC State University in 2005. Currently, Dr. Tredway oversees the Employee and Organizational Development department, UT’s Leadership Institute, and HR State-wide Strategic Planning.

Professional Certifications: SPHR, CPLP, SHRM-SCP

Program Certifications: 7 Habits of Highly Effective People; Life Orientations (LIFO); Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).

Areas of Focus: Leadership Development, Organization Development; Needs Assessment; Strategic Planning; Change Management; Self Awareness (MBTI; FiRO-B; DiSC; LSI; COI).

Volunteer/Outreach: Board of Directors-Smoky Mountain Chapter of the Association of Talent Development; Speaker- CUPA-HR Southern Region Conference; Speaker-TVHRA Strategic Leadership Conference.


Leah Graves

Senior Trainer
865-974-6342
lgraves1@utk.edu

Leah joined Employee and Organizational Development in November 2016, bringing over 13 years of experience working as a trainer and facilitator. A graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, she earned a bachelor’s degree in communication studies and a master’s in communications with an emphasis in public relations.

In addition to facilitating in-person and online courses, Leah delivers customized intact work team training and organizational development to UT departments, supports training needs analyses, and coordinates the Supervisors Summit and Administrative Professionals Retreat.

Leah has also worked as an adjunct instructor for the School of Communication Studies at UTK, teaching introductory public speaking and business and professional communication classes. Prior to joining EOD, Leah worked as a trainer in the healthcare and student loan industries.

Program Certifications: FranklinCovey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Signature™ and 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Foundations

Areas of Focus: leadership development; communication; teambuilding; personal and professional development; technical training and eLearning course development

Volunteer/Outreach: Vice President of Technology and Communications – ATD Smoky Mountain Chapter; National Member – Association for Talent Development; served on the UT Pride of the Southland Band Alumni Council from 2007 – 2015


Angie McLemore, CAP

Senior Training Specialist
865-974-8359
mclemore@tennessee.edu

Angie joined Employee & Organizational Development in 2005 after completing an internship with the Human Resources-Employment (now Recruitment) office. Prior to UT, she held positions in accounting, customer service and production quality control, and graduated from Tennessee Technology Center at Knoxville with an Accounting Assistant diploma. Angie currently coordinates and schedules state-wide training classes for EOD, designs the departmental Training Pages publication, supervises the EOD front office, and oversees the UT Career Development Fund for non-exempt employees across the UT System.

Professional Certifications: Certified Administrative Professional (CAP)

Areas of Focus: training scheduling; classroom scheduling and management; training supplies ordering and inventory; training equipment maintenance and inventory; training catalog creation/publication; Program for Minors training coordination/support

Volunteer/Outreach: Vol for Life


Johanna Owenby

Learning Manager
865-974-4430
jowenby@tennessee.edu

Johanna joined Employee & Organizational Development in November 2007 as a training specialist. She transitioned to the role of trainer and management specialist in 2014 and to learning manager in 2016.  She holds a master’s degree in adult education (2009) and a bachelor’s in psychology (2007), both earned at UTK. In addition to her time at UT, she worked as an adjunct instructor in the Department of Transitional Studies at Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville.

Education background: M.S. Educational Psychology: Adult Education (2009) – University of Tennessee, Knoxville; B.A. Psychology (2007) – University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Program certifications: FranklinCovey’s Leading at the Speed of Trust™ and The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity

Areas of focus: leadership and supervisory training; departmental training; organizational development; UT Conference for Women in Leadership


Ivory Patten

Trainer and Management Specialist
865-974-8361
ipatten@tennessee.edu

Ivory Patten joined the University of Tennessee in 2015.  She brings to the university a creative energy and passion for professional growth and motivation. She has worked in corporate, government, and retail human resource functions.  Her training experience includes program development, facilitation of team building activities, leadership development, customer service, and communication.  She earned a B.A. in Communications and is currently working on her Masters in Educational Psychology.

Educational Background: B.A. Communications; M.S. student in UTK Educational Psychology

Program certifications: FranklinCovey’s The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity

Areas of Focus: customer service; communication; time management; work/life balance; business etiquette; Professional Development Conference for Women; Annual Development Day

Volunteer/Outreach: Overcoming Believers Church Professional Development Jobs Ministry; Overcoming Believers Church Ministry Oasis: Life Coach Development Leader