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Dr. Jaime Toro

Professor of Structural Geology and Tectonics
Department of Geology and Geography
West Virginia University

About Me

I specialize in the tectonic evolution of the Arctic with particular focus in Northern Alaska and Northeastern Russia. I enjoy doing geological field work in the remote northern wilderness. The tools I use include: structural analysis, U/Pb geochronology, thermochronology and geophysics. Recently, I have been investigating the evolution of the Koyukuk Basin of Alaska in collaboration with geologists from Stockholm University. I have also lead projects on the structure and evolution of the Appalachian fold-and-thrust-belt and the Appalachian basin.


  • B.S. Geology and Geophysics, Yale University, 1985
  • M.S. Geology, University of Arizona, 1989
  • Ph.D. Geology, Stanford University, 1998


  • GEOL 275: Field & Computer Methods
  • GEOL 341: Structural Geology
  • GEOL 373: Petroleum Geology
  • GEOL 403: Geological Data Analysis
  • GEOL 404: Field Camp
  • GEOL 543: Tectonics
  • GEOL 645: Basin Analysis