Dr. Ron Tredway, SPHR, CPLP

Executive Director, HR/Employee & Organizational Development

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: Speaker- CUPA-HR Southern Region Conference; Speaker-TVHRA Strategic Leadership Conference.

Faith Lewis

Training Consultant

Faith joined Employee & Organizational Development (EOD) in July 2018. Prior to her current role in EOD, she held positions in organizational development, facilitation, and employee coaching and leadership development. She has worked in the business industry as a HR Training & Development Coordinator. In this role, she facilitated and coordinated professional development programs for a 400-employee manufacturing company in Southern Indiana.

She has also worked as an adjunct instructor for several colleges, teaching organizational leadership, psychology, professional communication, and first year experience courses. She also served as an Academic Advisor for the Haslam College of Business at UT and Blue Ridge Community College in Weyers Cave, Virginia.

She holds a B.A. in Psychology (2007) from Indiana University-Southeast, a M.Ed. in Higher Education (2009) from James Madison University, and is currently pursuing a M.S. in Human Resources & Management from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.

Faith facilitates in-person and online courses as well as delivers customized work team training and organizational development to UT departments. She supports training needs analyses and coordinates various learning events for the EOD office.

Program Certifications: Crucial Conversations, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

Areas of Focus: Leadership Development; Communication; Conflict Resolution; Team Building; Personal and Professional Development; Adult Education

Volunteer/Outreach: Member-ATD Smoky Mountain Chapter-Association of Talent Development; serve as a facilitator for the UT LEAD Summer Institute Program

Michelle McCannon

eLearning Management Consultant

Michelle joined Employee & Organizational Development in June 2018. Prior to UT, she held positions in organizational development, training design and facilitation, employee engagement, and leadership development. She holds a bachelor’s degree in art, entertainment, and media management (2006), and a master’s degree in education, with a focus in eLearning (2012). Michelle designs and develops human resources, compliance, leadership, and other departmental training courses based on the needs of the UT System administration, faculty, and staff.

Education: M.Ed. Human Resource Education, eLearning (2012) University of Illinois Champaign – Urbana; B.A. Entertainment and Media Management, Visual Arts (2006) Columbia College Chicago

Program Certifications: Graduate certificate in instructional design (2016) University of Wisconsin Stout

Areas of Focus: Training consultation and needs analysis; eLearning course design and development; K@TE course administration

Marti Willen

Senior Training Consultant

Marti joined Employee and Organizational Development (EOD) in December 2018. Prior to her current role in EOD, she held positions in volunteer training and development, facilitation, and employee coaching and leadership development in the nonprofit sector. She worked as a director of guest services, facilities, and training leading teams of over 300 staff and volunteers. In this role, she facilitated and coordinated conferences, training courses, and leadership development groups for a campus of over 4000 people.

Marti holds a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management (2016) as well as an M.B.A. from Tusculum University (2017).

Marti consults with departments at UT to develop and deliver customized and departmental training solutions, strategic planning services, organizational development interventions, and performs professional and personal development services (coaching). She also facilitates in-person and online courses as well as plans, coordinates, and manages learning events for the UT System