Dr. Vince Cronin

Dr. Vince Cronin
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Research Areas:          

  • Energy Geosciences: Petroleum geoscience, Engineering geology
  • Solid Earth and Planetary Sciences: Geophysics, Seismology, Geodesy
  • Hydrological and Surface Processes: Engineering geology
  • Lithospheric Processes:  Structural geology, Tectonics


  • Ph.D., Texas A & M University

Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Cronin is a tenured Professor of Geosciences with a primary emphasis on structural geology who also works on active structures (neotectonics), plate kinematics, geodetic measurements of crustal strain, geoscience education, and geoethics. He has been an AAPG member for about four decades and an AEG member for just about as long. Many of his graduate students have pursued careers in petroleum geology or environmental/engineering geology. In recent years, Dr. Cronin and his students have used earthquake and lidar data to identify where seismogenic faults intersect the ground surface near Lake Tahoe, Malibu, northern Arizona, and other interesting places. For more information, go to http://croninprojects.org/Vince/Intro/.

Department of Geosciences

Baylor Sciences Building, Room D.409

(254) 710-2361