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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 E441, Baylor Sciences Building


Web page:


• Structural Geology

• Neotectonics/Paleoseismology

• Plate Kinematics

• Engineering Geology

• GeoEthics

Co-Chair, US Section, International Association for Promoting Geoethics (

Editor, AGI/NAGT Laboratory Manual in Physical Geology (starting with 11th edition)


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.


A current list of Vince Cronin's publications is available via

Graduate Students

Information about Dr. Cronin's current or past graduate students at Baylor is accessible via

People who might be interested in pursuing graduate work under Dr. Cronin should review the information at