Arline K. Melkonian is a Professor of Paralegal Studies and Dean of the Paralegal Studies program at Fremont College. Arline attended the University of California, Los Angeles (BA, 1998, cum laude) where she received her degree in English Literature.She obtained her legal education at Pepperdine University School of Law (JD, 2002) where she received a specialized Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution, and graduated in the top third of her class. With eight years of extensive experience in litigation, Arline actively maintains a law practice and handles a large variety of cases including personal injury, business litigation, medical malpractice, premises liability, landlord/tenant actions, government tort liability, legal malpractice, insurance coverage, and bad faith litigation.
Ms. Melkonian is admitted to the State Bar of California and the United States District Court, Central District of California. She is fluent in Armenian and conversationally fluent in French. Ms. Melkonian’s role at Fremont College is the amalgamation of her two passions: teaching and practicing law. With a deep and genuine affinity for education, her directorship provides her with the priceless opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to a large community of students. It is an honor for her to be a part of the ABA-approved Paralegal Studies program at Fremont College.
Tim Short, Dean of Education, has a lifelong personal mission of inspiring others to reach their full potential. He holds an MA in Life-Span Developmental Psychology and a BA in Psychology from California State University, San Bernardino. He has worked in education since being employed as a student worker for the Dean of Graduate Education at Cal State. He taught at various community colleges, including Riverside Community College and Chaffey Community College. He served as a faculty member and administrator at Westwood College from 2004 to 2009. At Fremont College, Tim has focused on curriculum development, faculty development, staff training, online education, student retention, and improving systems and processes. He takes pride in getting to know students and helping to figure out each student’s particular path to success.