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B.A. Business Management, Capella University, 2013
M.A., Education, National University, in progress
10 years of experience as an education director in allied health programs
5 years of teaching experience
What Lance likes most about Fremont College is the students’ passion for life and learning. As the director of the School of Healthcare and an instructor of massage, Mr. Followell embodies that passion in his teaching. Lance is committed to giving Fremont’s students the necessary knowledge and skills to be highly successful in their chosen field. He is a certified massage therapist and active member of the American Massage Therapy Association. He holds a BS degree in Kinesiology from California State University Long Beach, with a specialization in Athletic Training. Mr. Followell’s private practice is focused on Olympic Development track & field athletes. Lance has practiced massage at the 2008 Olympic Trials and 2009 U.S. National Track & Field Championships.
Teena Lewis has over 15 years of experience as a personal trainer and massage therapist. She began her massage career in 2000. Ten years later, she is just as passionate about this work. Her specialty is holistic pain relief, with a focus on the neck, shoulder, and back regions.
She has worked with many professional athletes including NBA, AVP, and NHL players. Teena views her work as a fusion between intuition and years of formal training in the field of massage therapy. She brings a wealth of knowledge to her practice after having earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science with a Community Health concentration. She is also a self-proclaimed massage junkie who loves to write health and healthcare content.
Certified Massage Therapy, Southern California School of Massage, 2001
Licensed to Massage Therapist
More than 10 years of experience as a Massage Therapist
5 years of experience as a massage therapy instructor
Associate of Science, Sports Rehabilitation Therapy, Fremont College, 2012
More than 4 years of experience in massage and sports therapy
More than 2 years of experience as a teaching assistant at Fremont College
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.
B.A. Spanish and Political Science, University of California Los Angeles, 1970
JD, University of California Berkeley, 1973
Over 30 years of experience in law practices.
B.A. History, University of California Los Angeles, 1994
Attorney Assistant Training Program, University of California Los Angeles Extension, 1996
More the 7 years of teaching experience
More than 5 years of experience as a Paralegal at Onewest Bank
More than 4 years of experience as a Paralegal at Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, a leading global immigration firm.
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.
Bachelor of Health Sciences, Bachelor of Physical Therapy, Hunter College, 2001
Competency based Vestibular Rehabilitation Certification, 2006
Competency based Cervicogenic Dizziness Certification, 2007
Transitional Doctorate of Physical Therapy, University of Health sciences, St. Augustine, 2007
Over 12 years of experience in physical therapy.
B.A. English, California State University Los Angeles, 2000
M.A. Communication Studies, Speech, 2003
Ed. D Student Development, Rossier School of Education, USC
Over 10 years of teaching experience