Blake Tullis

Office of Research

Associate Vice President

Blake Tullis

Contact Information

Phone: 435-797-3194


Dr. Blake Tullis is an Associate Vice President (AVP) for Research and a Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Utah State University (USU). Dr. Tullis joined the USU faculty in 1997 with a joint appointment at the Utah Water Research Laboratory (UWRL) for hydraulic engineering research. He served as the UWRL Associate Director from 2015-2019, and joined the Office of Research 2019. As AVP, Dr. Tullis supports USU’s Sponsored Programs, Environmental Health and Safety, Laboratory Animal Research, Research Development, and Technology Transfer programs. He also provides oversight for USU’s Seed Grant and Capital Equipment Grant programs.

Dr. Tullis is a Fellow (2015) of the American Society of Civil Engineer’s Environment and Water Resources Institute (ASCE-EWRI), recipient of the ASCE Hydraulic Structures Medal (2018), the Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) Terry L. Hampton Hydraulic Structures Medal (2017), and was the 2016 College of Engineering Teacher of the Year.

Dr. Tullis is a graduate of the University of Michigan Civil & Environmental Engineering program (PhD, 1996; MS, 1992) and Utah State University (BS, 1990). He has served on USU’s Promotion and Tenure Central Committee, Faculty Senate Exec. Committee, and the Budget and Faculty Welfare Committee. In addition to being an active researcher and course instructor, he has provided leadership for various professional organizations (e.g., ASCE-EWRI Tech-ExCom member, ASCE-EWRI Hydraulics and Waterways Council Chair, ASCE-EWRI Hydraulic Structures Committee Chair, International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering Research (IAHR) Hydraulic Structure Technical Committee Chair. He also served at the faculty advisor the USU’s Engineers Without Borders Peru Team. He currently serves as a member of Utah’s State Drinking Water Board.