Elwin R Tilson

Elwin R Tilson

ELWIN R. TILSON,Elwin Tilson

Ed.D., R.T.(R)(M)(QM)(CT), FAEIRS

Professor of Radiologic and Imaging Sciences

EAC 610



Dr. Tilson began his career in Radiologic and Imaging Sciences (RIS) in the late 1960s. He earned his bachelor's degree in Radiologic Sciences from Arizona State University, his master's degree from San Francisco State University where he researched in relationship of education and radiation safety practices, and his doctorate from the University of Georgia where his research focused on the use of computers in education.

After seven years of full-time clinical practice, Dr. Tilson became a full-time faculty member but continued to be involved clinically with a specialization is in the area of trauma Computed Tomography. In 1982, he became the inaugural faculty member and head of the Department of Radiologic Sciences at Armstrong State University in Savannah, GA where he was Professor of Radiologic Sciences and grew the unit into 5 accredited RIS programs and an online degree program. Dr. Tilson’s research centered around radiation safety issues, improving the quality of professional education, and the impact of computers on professional education.

In 2015, Dr. Tilson became the Dean of Faculty at the University of Phoenix. After 3 years as Dean, he returned to his first love and joined the faculty at California State University Dominguez Hills in 2018,

He has been very active professionally over the years and has held positions in professional societies including Chair of the Board for the international Association of Educations in Radiologic and Imaging Sciences (AEIRS), editor of the journal Radiologic Sciences & Education, chair of two Editorial Review Boards and is a Fellow of the AERIS. He has publishing over 50 journal articles, made over 70 professional presentations, and co-authored two books and one computer program. Dr. Tilson also has supervised numerous graduate thesis research projects.

Dr. Tilson has received the following honors:

  • Honors Lecturer at the 51st International Meeting of the Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiological Sciences, 2018.
  • Selected as distinguished speaker for the 2nd Conference of the Saudi Society of Radiologic Technology in conjunction with the 2014 International Conference on Radiation Medicine. Saudi Arabia, February 2014.
  • Awarded Honorary Membership into the Saudi Society of Medical Radiology Technology, 2014.
  • Selected as “Distinguished Speaker” (keynote) for the 2012 International Conference on Radiation Medicine. Saudi Arabia, February 2012.
  • Research Poster Presentation selected as "Best Poster" at World Nuclear Medicine Conference, Seoul, South Korea, 2006.
  • Visiting Professor, Charles Drew Medial University, Los Angeles, CA, 2004, 2005, & 2006.
  • Awarded "Distinguished Faculty Service to the Discipline" Award, 2006.
  • Fellow, Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiological Sciences, 2004.
  • Visiting Professor, University of Alabama, Birmingham, 1997.
  • Induced into Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Eta, and Upsilon Phi Delta honor societies.