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





Lecture: Muslim Slaves in America.
Speaker: Dr. Khalid Bekkaoui, Fulbright Visiting Scholar
Sidi Mohammed University, Fes, Morocco
Monday, 3/30, 2015 at 12:20pm, Dunn A, Crimson Hall

Hosted and organized by the Center for Middle East Studies


LACS CARNIVAL WEEK, March 23-27! All are welcome!

CARNIVAL WEEK! We warmly invite you to enjoy the incredible richness of the Latin American Caribbean region at the First Annual LACS CARNIVAL WEEK, March 23-27, 2015.

Monday, March 23rd
12:20 - 1:35pm - "Carnival at Home and in the Diaspora: A Globalized Tradition," Keynote Address by Dr. Ping-Ann Addo, UMass Boston, (RCC Auditorium)

1:50-3:05pm - Jean Appolon Expressions dance troupe performs excerpts from Angaje," set to music by Haitian legend Toto Bissainthe, about the struggle against homophobia and the power of Haitian folkloric culture in the fight for justice. With Q & A. (RCC Auditorium)

Tuesday, March 24th
12:30-1:45pm - "Art, Tradition, and Defiance in the Ancient Antilles," talk by Dr. Lawrence Waldron, CUNY, (Moakley Auditorium)

2:00-3:15pm - "Poetry, Translation, and the Open Word," a discussion about global poetry. Reading by poet Yves Jean of his work in French and translation, with Q & A (Heritage Room, Refreshments by Office of Undergraduate Research)

Wednesday, March 25th
10:10-11:00am - BSU Students present their Caribbean literary research, with Q &A: Matt Cutter, Emily Wiegand, and Sara Marshall, (Heritage Room, Refreshments by Office of Undergraduate Research)

12:20-3:05pm - "Sombrá di Kolo," (the Shadow of Color), film screening of the documentary with Director Angela Roe, Anthropology PhD Candidate at Florida International University, (Conant Auditorium)

Thursday, March 26th
12:30-1:45pm - Jorge Arce & Raiz de Plena, Afro-Puerto Rican educational music performance, (Burnell 132B)

3:25-4:35pm - BSU Student Performance (Theater Senior Seminar): "Pantomime," by St. Lucian Nobel Prize Winner Derek Walcott, dir. by BSU's Dr. Colleen Rua (Conant, Rm. 122 )

Friday, March 27th
11:15am-12:05pm - "Di Nos de Ta: Intersectionality of Language, Identity, and Culture on the Dutch Caribbean Islands of Aruba and Curaçao," talk by Keisha Wiel, MA, Temple University, Anthropology PhD Candidate, (RCC Demo Room, 208)

All are welcome! Presented by the Latin American & Caribbean Studies Program
with assistance from The Office of Undergraduate Research and The Department of Foreign Languages.




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