Dr. Vahé Peroomian, a 30-year resident of Glendale, was appointed as trustee in June, 2005, and was reelected in April, 2007. Dr. Peroomian holds a Ph.D. in physics from the University of California at Los Angeles, where he also received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees, also in physics. He has over 22 years of experience in education.
He is currently a senior researcher specializing in magnetospheric physics and space weather at the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics at UCLA, and also teaches freshman physics and astronomy in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at UCLA. Among his honors are the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Group Achievement Award in 2003, and the UCLA Department of Physics and Astronomy Outstanding Teaching Award for the 2001 –2002, 2002 – 2003, 2003 – 2004, 2004 – 2005, and 2007 – 2008 academic years. Dr. Peroomian is also a lead faculty member at University of Phoenix, Southern California and Online campuses, where he teaches a number of courses including Astronomy, Mathematics, and Introduction to Research. He has also served as the Science Content Area Chair for the Southern California campus of the University of Phoenix.