Dr. Thuente came to IPFW in 1974 and resigned in 2001. She received degrees from Clarke College (B.A., 1967) and University of Kansas (M.A., 1969; Ph.D., 1973). She taught in an chaired the English and linguistics department. Dr. Thuente chaired the department from 1994 until 2001. She was a recognized scholar in Irish folklore. Recipient of the 1987 Outstanding Teacher Award and the 2000 Outstanding Research Award.
Photo: Current (November 1987), p. 3; photo and article: Intercom (October 1982), p.5.