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Buck Tilton

Associate Professor of English

Buck Tilton

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Main Campus Riverton:MAIN HALL 141E

I enjoy the people and students here at CWC and helping them build life-long relationships to help them with their future.”


Buck Tilton brings three decades of experience teaching wilderness medicine and writing books and magazine articles to his job as an English Instructor. He has been an educator for more than 40 years.

Tilton has been writing professionally since 1980 and has had 48 books published. He is the recipient of the Paul Petzoldt Award for excellence in wilderness education, the Warren Bowman Award for contributions to wilderness medicine, and the Ben Franklin Award, given to the second best humor book of the year. His book Wilderness First Responder received an award for excellence from the American Medical Writers Association.

He has written more than 1,300 magazine articles, and his column has appeared in Backpacker magazine for 24 years. Tilton transfers his credibility as a writer easily to the classroom where his experience and expertise form a solid foundation from which he teaches.

Tilton has regularly volunteered as a rescuer at Alaska’s Denali National Park and spent a summer in Haiti teaching emergency medical skills following the earthquake.

Tilton said he thinks teaching is the best job ever. 

“I get to feed off their (students) energy,” he said. “And, every once in a while, I think I might have a positive influence on a young life. I’m pretty sure I get more from my students than they get from me.”

  • Bachelor of Arts in History, Washburn University and a certification in Education K-8
  • Master of Science in Education, Minnesota State University-Mankato
  • Master of Arts in English, University of Wyoming