Dr. Vahé Peroomian is a 32-year resident of Glendale and was first appointed as a Glendale Community College Trustee in June, 2005, chosen from a field of 16 candidates. He was reelected to the Board in April, 2007. He has served on the Board for 6 years, and is the immediate past president of the Board.
Dr. Peroomian holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of California at Los Angeles, where he also received his bachelors and masters degrees, also in physics. He is currently a research scientist specializing in magnetospheric physics and space weather at the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics at UCLA, with funding from NASA and the National Science Foundation.
He has been an educator for over 26 years. He currently teaches lower-division physics and astronomy courses at UCLA, and has earned the UCLA Department of Physics and Astronomy Outstanding Teaching Award for every academic year that he has taught. He is also a faculty member at University of Phoenix, Online campus, where he has taught for the last 10 years.