Vernon A. Domingo- Geographer

 Vernon A. Domingo - Professor of Geography 
Geography Department, Bridgewater State University

Geography Department's blog

EarthView blog

email address:  Phone: (508)531-2101

Office hours: Mon 10-12; Wed 10-12, Room 221 Science Building or by appointment



Why Go to College ? click here to find the answer.

Try these links for examples of geographic illiteracy and discussion of the topic (Are Americans getting dumber?)

Americans knowledge of religions

Are you addicted to the the internet; click here for a self test and here for some of the research.


  GEOGRAPHY : What is geography? What about a career in geography?                Why is Geography as the perfect major for you?

A definition: Geography is the science of place and space. Geographers always ask where things are located on the surface of the earth, why they are located where they are, how places differ from one another, and how people interact with the environment.               

So how do you know if you want to be a geographer? If you are curious to find out if  you have an interest in geography, check out the AAG (Association of American Geographers) web site. Go to "Careers in Geography" to find out more about "Geographers at work"... 

Courses being taught Fall 2014

GEOG.121 Physical Geography

GEOG.151.002 - Human Geography

GEOG.151.003- Human Geography

GEOG.151 W03- Human Geography

GEOG.151 W04- Human Geography

GEOG.340: Geography materials & methods







Chinese Yankee

A lecture by author Ruthanne Lum McCunn


The lecture will be held on Wednesday, November 5th, at 1:50pm in Burnell Hall Room 132A.  Refreshments will be served.  


Presented by the Asian Studies Program, American Studies Program, and the Department of English.

Ruthanne Lum McCunn will discuss the significance of difference, whether perceived or real, and the challenges of creating family and community whether in the homeland or abroad.  




Senator Marc Pacheco

speaks on Sustainability, Green Energy,

New Jobs and Economic Growth

Thursday, October 30, 2014 
7pm - Moakley Center Auditorium


Visiting Authors Series presents: Tiphanie Yanique

Tiphanie Yanique is the author of the novel Land of Love and Drowning and the short story collection, How to Escape from a Leper Colony. BookPage listed her as one of the 14 Women to watch out for in 2014.

Her writing has won the 2011 BOCAS Prize for Caribbean Fiction, Boston Review Prize in Fiction.

Her writing has been published in Best African American Fiction, The Wall Street Journal, American Short Fiction and other places. Yanique is from the Virgin Islands and is a professor in the MFA program at the New School in New York City.

Join us on Thursday, November 13th for a reading & book signing with Tiphanie Yanique! The event will be held in the Moakley Auditorium at 7pm.




President's Distinguished Speaker Series featuring Shiza Shahid

Bridgewater State University is pleased to announce Ms. Shiza Shahid as the President's Fall Distinguished Speaker:

President's Distinguished Speaker Series 
featuring Shiza Shahid 
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 
Horace Mann Auditorium

Ms. Shahid is the co-founder and global ambassador of the Malala Fund, the organization representing 2014 Nobel Peace Prize recipient Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani activist who was shot by the Taliban for her campaign for girls' education.

Ms. Shahid has been named as one of TIME magazine's 30 Under 30 World Changers," Forbes 30 Under 30" list of social entrepreneurs and, most recently, Fortune magazine's 55 Most Influential Women on Twitter."

Please see the attached document for additional information.

This event is free, but registration is required. Please use the RSVP website link below to register for this exciting event.




Latino Americans Documentary Film Series Kicks Off Monday 9/15!

Click here for on-campus screenings

Produced by PBS, Latino Americans (2013) is the first major documentary to chronicle the rich history of Latinos, who have

helped shape North America over the last 500 years and have become, with more than 50 million people,

the largest minority group in the U.S.

Watch a preview and see the series schedule below.

Episode 1: Foreigners in their Own Land (1565-1880) Manifest Destiny pushes the U.S into the Mexican territories of the South West. 54 mins. Followed by discussion.

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Here I will post notification of Campus Events that relate to Geography and to our classes.

They could be about events in different parts of the world,

about social, cultural, political or economic issues that are critical to our time.

Past programs have been about Cambodia, globalization, peace and war, agricultural development,

water privatization, etc. Ours is an active campus with discussion of a wide range of issues.

Attend/participate in our campus life.





2012 Election results - Massachusetts


2008 Elections - results with maps                November 2010 Massachusetts election result maps

Test your knowledge of places, countries by continent     


Here is an amazing image of the Earth at Night

Check out this satellite photo of a part of the earth.

Flags of the world website


Photos of South African apartheid by Ernest Cole


  National Geographic Survey on Geographic Illiteracy 

(to advance slides, right click on the slide, then "next")



Course related matters:

Domingo's Doodads

 Technology is great, but often creates problems of time management - check THE PROBLEMS

Grades not good? having trouble studying? Check out this cartoon      

Ever wonder about the dead Grandmother syndrome?                    

Plagiarism IS a big deal. You will be penalized for plagiarizing material.

What is plagiarism? Check out these two sites:


A very valuable compilation of ideas for success in college.


Textbooks are very overpriced; read hear about the attempt by Harvard

to prevent students from trying to get books at a lower cost.

Suggestion:  When buying textbooks, check out web sites for competitive prices:

Other links:

A Tribute to Dr. Glenn R.Miller



The Massachusetts Geographic Alliance

To see Professor Domingo's curriculum vitae, click on RESUME