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Dr. Vince Cronin

Contact Information
Dr. Vince Cronin
Department of Geology
Baylor University
One Bear Place #97354
Waco, TX 76798

Phone (254) 710-2174
Fax (254) 710-2673

Room E437, Baylor Sciences Building


Web page:


• Structural Geology

• Neotectonics/Paleoseismology

• Plate Kinematics

• Engineering Geology

Director, Center for Spatial Research


Ph.D., Geology (Tectonophysics), Texas A&M University, 1988

A.M., Earth Sciences, Dartmouth College, 1983

B.A., Geology, Pomona College, 1979


Dr. Cronin teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in structural geology, as well as an introductory course in physical geology.

Research Interests

Dr. Cronin's research includes identification of potentially active faults, structural lineament analyses, plate kinematics, earthquake relocation analyses, and work on applied professional and scientific ethics in the geosciences. At Baylor, he is working primarily on the recognition and characterization of active faults.


Graduate Students

All of Dr. Cronin's MS students who have graduated since he arrived at Baylor in 2002 (and most of his earlier students) work in petroleum geosciences.

For information about being a graduate student in structural geology at Baylor, contact Vince Cronin by email at

Recent graduate students

Standards for prospective MS students in structural geology.