Faculty List

List of Faculty

The following is the current list of  faculty that Redding College has to offer to both client colleges and universities as well as to individual students.

Terrence R. Redding Terrence R. Redding, Ph.D. - President and CEO of OnLine Training Inc. and Redding College Chairman of the Board

Dr. Redding has been designing and teaching adult education courses since 1968. Terry is a past W. K. Kellogg Fellow and has a doctoral degree in Adult and Higher Education. He has a Masters in the Psychology of Education and is an honors graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. His research has dealt with adult motivation theory and the origins of self-directed learning readiness. He has specialized in cognitive learning models and is the co-developer of the Honeycutt Redding Cognitive Task Analysis Model.

Since 1989 he has been involved in an on going series of research projects associated with the development of high self-directed learning readiness. It is Terry's belief that in our rapidly changing world from time to time situations will occur which will threaten the very existence of humanity. No one can know from where the genius will come which will permit humankind to confront and defeat such extinction level events. Nor can we know what form the threat will take. Nor can we know from where the threat will come. We only know that it is a certainty that in the future such threats will confront mankind. Thus Terry considers it an imperative that we set about educating all of humankind, fostering growth of the human spirit, and our ability to understand and manage our environment. Of great significance is the finding that children between ages 8 and 15, who become high self-directed learners, typically share a common childhood experience. Redding has labeled this experience "the first moment of lasting excitement." High self-directed learners who share this common experience can remember some event that has captured their imagination for life. Typically these individuals find their life long learning endeavors in some way tied to this "first moment of lasting excitement."

He studied and conducted research in the area of continuing professional education at the Oklahoma Research Center for Continuing Professional and Higher Education. Later, as a consultant he developed a three volume set for the US Army allowing them to prioritize the selection and funding of strategic technologies which will be required in the 21st century.

More recently Terry has been the Director of Corporate Training and Corporate Computer Training at Palm Beach Atlantic College. He is the author of numerous referred chapters dealing with adult learning theory. He is the founder of OnLine Training Institute.

Dr. Richard E. Durr, Ed.D. - President, Redding College

Dr. Durr, is Vice President for Business Development with OnLine Training, Inc., President of Redding College, and an Adjunct Professor for Palm Beach Atlantic University and Florida Atlantic University. He received his Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership form Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton,FL, with a dissertation on Readiness for Self-Directed Learning in Industry. Additionally, he received his Master of Science degree in Management Science and Bachelor of Science degree in Social Sciences from the State University of New York, Binghamton, NY, and Utica/Rome, NY, respectively.

He spent 25 years with Motorola University as Director of Learning and Development for the Boynton Beach, FL, facility managing the delivery of learning solutions to 5,000 employees and managing a development team which developed online learning solutions that were accessible to over 100,000 employees worldwide.

From 2006-08 Richard implemented the Wellington, FL, campus for Palm Beach Atlantic University. He and his wife also founded a private Christian school which was an evolution from their homeschooling efforts when their children were in elementary school.

Today, Richard and his wife live in Wellington, FL, and have three grown children and four grandchildren.

Eugene Peters, MS in IT Management, BS in Mathematics;
Acting Provost

Gene has taught at Edison College, FL, Columbus State College, OH, and taught and worked in Research and Development for various businesses. He holds certifications in Systems Analysis, Database Management, Networking and Telecom, and Project Management.


Lillian Bjorseth

Lillian is a highly sought-after speaker, trainer, coach and author whose workshops and dynamic presentations on the essentials of business networking and communicating effectively are transformational. She is at ease with CEOs and administrative assistants. She’s equally at ease with inspirational keynotes, workshops, inhouse training, entertaining luncheon or dinner talks and skills coaching.

Lillian is a networking expert, and business networking authority. She is co-founder of the Greater Chicago Networking Extravaganza, the premier networking event that brings together city and suburban entrepreneurs and larger businesses in the Chicago area. Lillian’s books, online courses, and other materials are essential components for those striving for excellence in business networking and communication skills.

She is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism. Her Fortune 100 experience includes 11 years at AT&T where she coached top executives in communication and media relations skills. She is on the board of the National Speakers Association-Illinois chapter, an instructor in North Central College’s Community Development program, a founding member of the Relationship Networking Industry Association and co-founder of Cornucopia, a Chicago-area woman’s organization.

Lillian was named one of the Great Women of the 21st Century, an Influential Woman in Business and is listed in more than a dozen Who’s Who.

Martin Erdsneker, MA in Math Education, BS in Physics

Has taught college level math, physics and astronomy at Bronx Community College and Edison Community College, and served as the Director of the Computer Center for the Fashion Institute of Technology where he taught students, faculty and staff in both general computer systems and more specialized programming languages.

Michelle Gorga

Celebrating twenty years experience as a Career Coach and Personnel Consultant, Ms. Gorga has contagious enthusiasm. Trained (Business, Personal & Corporate Coaching) by the company who trains some of the best coaches in the world, including Cheryl Richardson, coupled with her ability to hear between the lines, is what truly sets her apart!

Start-up entrepreneur without one cent to nearly a quarter of a million dollars year one in her company CAREER OPTIONS. Through personnel placement & recruiting, business, personal and career coaching, she has helped people define and secure the job and career of their choice and dreams! This is where the depth of her knowledge started. Professionals & Executives have benefited in beginning, intermediate and advanced career transition, including industries such as: Accounting / Finance, Building & Development, Design, Engineering, Education, Law, Healthcare, Staffing/H.R., Information Technology and more! This means her knowledge runs deep and broad. Ms. Gorga has had the opportunity to hear the whys and why nots of why things worked and did not work from hiring heads to those in particular positions.

After 20 years of owning CAREER OPTIONS personnel placement & recruiting and coaching company, she branched out into teaching, writing and creating programs for adult learners. Ms. Gorga also taught Microsoft Office and launched an Administrative Assistant Program at Walker Technology Institute, Naples, FL.

Dr. Warren L. Heltsley, Ed.D., MPA

Dr. Heltsley has over 35 years experience in education. He received his Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis in Higher Education from Nova Southeastern University, North Miami, Florida. He has a Master’s in Public Administration from Florida Gulf Coast University, Ft. Myers, Florida and a bachelor’s degree in both Criminal Justice and Public Administration from Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Additionally, his first degree was an Associate of Arts degree in Police Science from Gateway Technical Institute, Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Warren developed a volunteer lead GED program for Racine County Jail in 1981 while working as Assistant Chief Security Officer in the jail.  He also taught in the Police Science program at Gateway Technical Institute in the early 80’s. Warren has taught at Florida Keys Community College while working there as the Continuing Education Coordinator. In 1994, he took the Continuing Education Coordinator position at Edison College where he developed relationships throughout the community. Warren has been an adjunct faculty with Barry University and has developed Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral level courses while teaching courses in Public Administration and Public Policy.


Oliver Lawrence, PhD in Adult Education, MAdEd in Adult Education, BS in Computer Science

Dr. Lawrence has worked as an analyst/programmer and served as a Senior Member of the Technical Staff in Research & Development, as well as serving as adjunct faculty in colleges in Illinois and Missouri. He designed and successfully implemented the Global Internet Video Classroom (GIVC)  Project between Chicago, IL and Cape Town, South Africa, and is a published author.

He received his Ph.D. from Capella University in Adult Education, a Master's degree in Adult Education form National Louis University, and a Bachelor of Science degree from North Central College.


Natalie K. Rodriguez, Masters in Health Law, Bachelors in English and Comparative Religious Studies

Natalie Rodriguez has worked in the fields of education and health care. Rodriguez obtained her undergraduate degree with honors from the University of Miami in English and Comparative Religious Studies with the hopes of working in public education. She excelled professionally as an educator in public school and worked as an adjunct professor for Miami Dade College and Florida International University teaching courses for students needing preparation for college reading and writing.  Later she took a sabbatical from public education and began a career as a psychiatric administrator for a health care organization and decided to deepen her understanding of the rules and regulations affecting patient care issues.

Natalie was accepted to Nova Southeastern University and graduated with a Masters in Health Law with a dual concentration on Risk Management and Regulatory Compliance. She was the only graduate student to pursue a dual degree in this program.  Rodriguez enjoys working with people and has a personal love for learning.

In her spare time, Rodriguez is an artist, writer, teaches piano and performs vocally for various venues.  She is married to Joseph Ferrone and currently lives in West Palm Beach, Florida with her husband and four children Trevor, Isiah, Nathaniel and Gianna. 

Dr. Harvey J Weiss, Doctorate in Business Management, MS in Hospitality and Tourism, and BA in Social Science.

Harvey is currently serving as Division Head for Business and Economics at Florida National College. His Doctorate is in Business Management, and has a Masters of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Marketing Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science with a minor in Business Administration. He also has a certificate in Accountancy from the State of New Jersey, and a Certification in Hotel Administration which is a professional designation from the Educational Institute in Michigan. Married with a combined total of five children and four grandchildren residing in New York City, New Jersey and Michigan. Prior to teaching at New York University, and Fairleigh Dickinson University

Dr. Weiss spent thirty five years in the Casino Hotel Industry as Director of Credit and Collections and also as Player Development Representative for the Tri State Area, NY, NJ and CT. He was also self employed running three divisions of his own corporation known as the Windsor Group which provided marketing for 21 Casino Hotels Domestically and Internationally, a national collection service and a printing corporation.

He has also been involved in owning his own catering corporation which out sources most of the work. As an educator in Florida Dr. Weiss has been a Vice President for Continuing Education, and a Dean of Academics.

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