Dr. Toby J. Dogwiler


Geography Geology and Planning

Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

Missouri State University
Geography Geology and Planning
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • PhD, Geology, 2002, University of Missouri-Columbia
  • MS, Geosciences, 1998, Mississippi State University
  • BA, Geology, 1996, Wittenberg University


  • GRY 567/697 Hydrologic Terrain Analysis
  • GLG 799 Thesis

Professional experience

  • Department Head and Professor, Department of Geography, Geology and Planning, Missouri State University, June 2015-Present
  • Chair, Department of Geoscience, Winona State University, Aug. 2007-2008; Aug. 2010-May 2015
  • Professor, Department of Geoscience, Winona State University, Aug. 2002-July 2015
  • Director, Southeast Minnesota Water Resources Center, Winona State University, Aug. 2002-July 2015
  • Interim Program Director, Professional Science Master's program, Winona State University, Nov. 2012-July 2013
  • Adjunct Faculty, Department of Geography-Geology, Illinois State University, April 2007-Present 

Research and professional interests

Dr. Toby Dogwiler is broadly trained in surficial processes and watershed dynamics with an emphasis on environmental issues in karst terrains and agricultural areas. His current research focuses include (1) GIS terrain analysis-based identification of critical source areas of agricultural water contaminants and prediction of surface erosion, (2) understanding the role of climate change in patterns of precipitation, temperature, and runoff, particularly as they relate to water resources quantity and quality, and (3) reach-scale to watershed-scale influences on geomorphology, sediment transport, and water quality in karst hydrologic systems, including the role of humans in land use planning and management.

Selected peer-reviewed articles: 

Schroeder, K. E., Peterson, E. W., and Dogwiler, T. J., 2015, Field Validation of DEM and GIS Derived Longitudinal Stream Profiles: Journal of Earth Science Research, v.3, n. 3, p. 43-54. (Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.18005/JESR0303002)

Woodside, J., Peterson, E.W., and Dogwiler, T., 2015, Longitudinal profile and sediment mobility as geomorphic indicators within a fluviokarst stream system: International Journal of Speleology, v. 44, no. 2. (Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.5038/1827-806X.44.2.9)

Wilson, G., Dalzell, B. J., Mulla, D. J., Porter, P., and Dogwiler, T., 2014, Estimating water quality effects of conservation practices and grazing land-use scenarios: Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, v. 69, no. 4, p. 330-342. (Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.2489/jswc.69.4.330)

Jacoby, B. S., Peterson, E. W., Kostelnick, J. C., and Dogwiler, T., 2013, Approaching Cave Level Identification with GIS: A Case Study of Cave Levels in Carter Cave State Resort Park, Kentucky, USA: Journal of Geographic Information System, v. 3, no. 4, p. 323-333, DOI: 10.4236/jgis.2011.34030. (Link: http://bit.ly/Jacoby2011)

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