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; Tues 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?)


2014 Massachusetts Election results with Maps

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 Spring 2015

GEOG.121 Physical Geography

GEOG.151.001 - Human Geography

GEOG.151 W04- Human Geography

GEOG.151 W05- Human Geography

GEOG.388: Geography of Africa






Special Lecture on the Cambodian Genocide

April 14th, 11 am, Library Heritage Room

Here is a reminder of a Special Visiting Scholar Lecture this Thursday on the 40th anniversary of the beginning of the Cambodian genocide:

"Prosecuting the Khmer Rouge: Cambodian American Memory Work"
by Professor Cathy Schlund-Vials, University of Connecticut
April 14, Tuesday, 11 am to 12:15 pm, Library Heritage Room



EXILE & RETURN - Author Michael Patrick MacDonald

April 14, 3:30-6pm, Heritage Room

EXILE & RETURN-On Tuesday, April 14, the Irish Studies Program will host Michael Patrick MacDonald, author of the memoirs "All Souls" and "Easter Rising." He will speak about his experience of traveling abroad to Ireland as a young man, the topic of "Easter Rising."

In "Easter Rising," MacDonald tells the story of how he escaped Old Colony housing project and learned to live again. Desperate to avoid the "normal" life of crime and drugs that surrounds him, Michael crosses the bridge into the bigger world and reinvents himself in the burgeoning punk rock movement downtown. At nineteen MacDonald escapes further, to Paris and then London. Out of money, he contacts his Irish immigrant grandfather--who offers a loan after securing a promise that Michael will visit Ireland. It is this reluctant journey "home" that reconciles MacDonald with his neighborhood, his family, and his heritage--and the real way forward. A roots journey laced with both rebellion and profound redemption.


Senator Marc Pacheco

Protecting the Environment

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

10AM 12PM

Heritage Room, Maxwell Library



ENERGY MATTERS. Canadian Studies Symposium

 Thursday, 16 April 2015   9am -noon

On Thursday, April 16, the Canadian Studies Program will host its 5th Annual Spring Symposium, focusing on the very timely issues surrounding energy production and consumption in North America.

"Energy Matters: Challenges and Prospects for Canada-US Relations," a half-day symposium, gathers experts from Canadian and American universities to discuss and debate a variety of energy-related issues that face North Americans. The symposium will consist of three 30-minute presentations, each followed by questions and discussion.

WHEN: Thursday, April 16, 2015 -- 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
WHERE: DUNN A Conference Room, Crimson Hall, BSU

Dr. Darin Barney (McGill University), Pipelines and the Politics of Nationalism in Canada"
Ms. Meredith Kravitz (University of Toronto), Global Energy Security and the Canadian Arctic"
Dr. David Yerger (Indiana University of Pennsylvania), How the Shale Gas Revolution May Alter Canada-U.S. Economic Relations




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.


Other links:

A Tribute to Dr. Glenn R.Miller



The Massachusetts Geographic Alliance

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