They’re Back: Two Instructors Return to Broadview University-Orem
Published on January 29, 2015 by Karen Newmeyer
Broadview University-Orem is excited to welcome back two former instructors. Ric Los was formerly our criminal justice program chair. Josh Bryan taught Biology as well as Anatomy and Physiology. They are popular with our students, and we are excited for their return to teaching. Both bring back a wealth of experience and a love of learning to their classrooms.
Ric is a retired Los Angeles County deputy sheriff where he worked for 23 years. He worked both as a full-time and a reserve deputy sheriff and worked on patrol, as an academy instructor, and on the Aero Bureau (helicopters). He is a graduate of Brigham Young University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and a Master of Public Administration.
Ric’s interest in criminal justice began in junior high school when a Los Angeles Police Department cop came to a career fair. Before then, he had always read lots of police stories and was a big fan of Wyatt Earp, the old west marshall.
But the greatest thing about Ric may be his philosophy on life. “The only thing that really matters is how you treat others. Have you made a difference in someone’s life?” Or maybe it’s his belief in perseverance. “It doesn’t matter how many times you get knocked down—you get back up.”
Not only does Ric bring his experience in the field of criminal justice, but he is also a talented actor, model and a screenwriter. He has been acting for 29 years appearing in various full-length feature films, TV programs and advertisements. He has written several scripts, selling one so far. All scripts are police related, naturally. Add to all this his love of whitewater rafting, where he has worked as a guide.
Ric clearly has a wide range of interests and talents. We are excited to welcome him back to our campus.
Also returning to Broadview University-Orem is Josh Bryan, Doctor of Chiropractic. He is currently teaching Kinesiology, and Anatomy and Physiology. He is a dynamic and engaging instructor.
Dr. Joshua Bryan grew up on a farm in Idaho and is the oldest of five boys. He graduated valedictorian from high school and completed his B.A. in Spanish with a minor in zoology at Brigham Young University. He then attended Palmer College of Chiropractic where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2004.
Specializing in treating car accident injuries, Dr. Bryan loves sports medicine and rehabilitative medicine, as well as general exercise and nutrition. When asked what led him to pursue a degree in chiropractic, he said, “I have always been interested in human biology and helping people feel better. I didn’t know what a chiropractor was until I was in college. As I learned that it dealt with the whole body and looked at healing musculoskeletal problems without medication, I was hooked.”
Dr. Bryan, when asked about his philosophy on life, said, “I believe in the innate goodness of people. I continue to hope that people mostly do good things and want to help each other out. Do I have a motto that I live by? I try, though not always successfully, to live by the Golden Rule: treat others as you would like to be treated.”
His advice for our students: “Learn to work hard. Learn to enjoy your work.”
His personal interests include playing soccer or golf, reading, being in the outdoors, and doing things with his family. He currently lives in American Fork with his wife and four children.
Broadview University-Orem is lucky to have such amazing instructors. Welcome back!
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