Vincent Cronin

Vince Cronin engages in a broad range of geoscience work. He has served in various capacities in GSA’s environmental and Engineering Geology Division, and is a GSA Fellow. He is also a longtime AEG member. Vince worked for the first Jahns Lecturer, Dr. Jim Slosson, as an engineering geologist and consultant on projects involving landslides, active faulting, flooding, coastal/stream erosion, and resource evaluation in the western United States.

Vince is an emeritus professor of geoscience at Baylor University. There and at the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, he taught a variety of graduate courses about structural geology, tectonics, and engineering geology, and the core undergraduate courses in physical geology and structural geology. Along with his graduate and undergraduate students, he has used earthquake data, lidar-based geomorphic analysis, GPS geodesy, and fieldwork to locate the ground-surface trace of seismogenic faults. 

Vince is the editor of the 11th through 13th editions of the AGI/NAGT Laboratory Manual in Physical Geology (Pearson) and is writing a quantitative primer on plate kinematics. He has contributed to the development of geoethics for about thirty years and currently serves on the executive board of the International Association for Promoting Geoethics (IAPG) as its North American coordinator.

Available presentations

  • The Search for the Dog Valley Fault

  • How Can an Engineering Geologist Find an Active Fault (With Help from Open-Access Data)?

  • Geoethics Is at the Heart of Engineering Geoscience

  • A Path from “Rocks for Jocks” to a Career in Engineering Geology

  • How Can Engineering Geology Help Society Meet the Challenge of a Changing Climate?

Request a presentation

Vincent is looking forward to this next year of the lectureship and the opportunities to meet and speak to geology students and colleagues on topics that have interested him throughout his career. Please email any speaking requests to Vincent Cronin to schedule a presentation between October 2022 and September 2023.

Scheduled presentations

Check out Vincent's homepage and scheduled presentations here: Vince Cronin's Good Nerdy Fun (croninprojects.org)