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Blake Nemelka

Blake Nemelka

Assistant Director - Huntsman Scholar Program and Director - Undergraduate Recruiting

  • External Affairs
  • Huntsman Scholar Program

Contact Information

Go toOffice Location:
Huntsman Hall 436A
DailPhone: 435.797.4205

Educational Background

PhD, Learning Design & Technology, Purdue University, 2018
MEd, Higher Education Administration, Vanderbilt University, 2013
BA, Business Administration, Marketing, & International Business, Utah State University, 2012


Blake comes to the Huntsman School most recently from the University of California Santa Barbara. He received his PhD from Purdue University in 2018. Blake's research focuses on higher education administration, learning design, and college/career readiness. He published his first book, The Middle School Student's Guide to Academic Success, with Simon & Schuster and FranklinCovey in 2016. Blake has an instructor appointment in the School of Teacher Education and Leadership with Utah State University's Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services, working with the MEd in Instructional Leadership - Higher Education/Student Affairs program.  
Blake has worked in enrollment management administration roles at both Purdue University and Dixie State University. He has a MEd in higher education administration from Vanderbilt University and three BA degrees in business administration, marketing, and international business from the Huntsman School of Business. Blake was a Huntsman Scholar, University Ambassador, and student-athlete (tennis) during his time at Utah State.
Blake met his wife, Staci, during their time in student leadership roles at USU. Staci was also a University Ambassador, completed her degree in speech communication and is a registered nurse. She is actively involved in dance and community theatre. Blake and Staci have four young children.

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