Faculty Bio

James Tuten

Associate Professor of History

Office Location: Founders Hall 312
Phone Number: (814)641- 3548

Jim Tuten specializes in the history of the Southern United States.

His teaching interests include the US survey since 1877, The US Since 1945, The Civil War and Reconstruction, the New South, the History of Food, and he is a regular contributor to the general education program through College Writing Seminar and Interdisciplinary Colloquia.

His research has primarily focused on rice culture in on the Atlantic Coast from the Civil War until the industry collapsed in the 1920s. In addition, he has published on southern planters? affinity for Madeira wine, and on poor relief in Alabama prior to the New Deal. Tuten has contributed book reviews and encyclopedia entries to a range of publications. His editorials have appeared in the Christian Science Monitor, the Providence Journal (RI), Inside Higher Ed, and the Altoona Mirror.


He earned his PhD from Emory University in 2003 and an MA from Wake Forest University. He earned his BA in History and Fine Arts from the College of Charleston.

Professor Tuten is the founder of an H-Net discussion list on the history and culture of South Carolina, H-SC. From 2000-2006 he served as Juniata's Assistant Provost.