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.
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™, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).
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
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
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