Alumni Update: Belle Tuten (PhD 1997) and James (Jim) Tuten (PhD 2003)

Jim and Belle Tuten, both former PhD students in the Emory History Department, now live in Huntingdon, PA, where they are full professors in the History Department at Juniata College (a liberal arts college of 1600 students). This year they will celebrate 18 years at Juniata. They have two sons, ages almost 16 and 11. Jim is currently writing a biography of Edward Gantt, the highest ranking Confederate officer to change sides during the Civil War. Belle’s research has turned mostly to the history of medicine, and she is working on a long-term project on the history of breast diseases.