University Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, United States
Blake received a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the University of Kansas in 1983.
Louisiana State University, Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
Blake studied at Louisiana State University in 1990.
Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Blake had graduate study at Temple University during 1993-94.
California State University, California, United States
Blake finished California State University, Los Angeles with a Master of Arts in 1995.
(Three centuries ago, the Los Angeles River meandered thro...)
Three centuries ago, the Los Angeles River meandered through marshes and forests of willow and sycamore. The Los Angeles River offers the first comprehensive account of a river that helped give birth to one of the world's great cities, significantly shaped its history, and promises to play a key role in its future.
(In this highly readable book - the first work published o...)
In this highly readable book - the first work published on the subject - Blake Gumprecht identifies the distinguishing features of college towns, explains why they have developed as they have in the United States, and examines in depth various characteristics that make them unusual. In eight thematic chapters, he explores some of the most interesting aspects of college towns - their distinctive residential and commercial districts, their unconventional political cultures, their status as bohemian islands, their emergence as high-tech centers, and more.
Blake received a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the University of Kansas in 1983. He also studied at Louisiana State University in 1990; had a graduate study at Temple University during 1993-94. Besides, he finished California State University, Los Angeles with a Master of Arts in 1995.
Blake started as a general assignment reporter at Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles in 1980. In a year he was a general assignment reporter and feature writer at Chicago Tribune, Chicago. During 1983-85 he worked as a director of marketing at Twin/Tone Records, Minneapolis. Next two years he was a national coordinator of alternative marketing at MCA Records, Nashville.
In 1989 he became a general assignment reporter at Los Angeles Business Journal, Los Angeles. During 1991-93 he was a reference librarian in science, technology, and patents department of Los Angeles Public Library.
He worked as a government documents librarian at Samuel Paley Library (Temple University, Philadelphia) during 1993-94.
From 1995 Blake worked as an instructor in geography at the University of Oklahoma, Norman. He was a lecturer at the University of Oklahoma, Norman during 2000-2001. Besides, he was an assistant professor of geography at the University of South Carolina, Columbia during 2001-2003.
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(Three centuries ago, the Los Angeles River meandered thro...)1999
Blake is a member of North American Cartographic Information Society, Association of American Geographers, American Society for Environmental History, Oklahoma Historical Society.
On January 28, 1989, Blake married Josephine Lenardi. They have a child, Ezekiel Hackberry.