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









Please join us for a look into the writing of Sam Keith (G í61) whose book One Manís Wilderness won the National Outdoor Book Award in 1999. Book excerpts were used as narrative for the popular documentary Alone in the Wilderness which continues to air on PBS. Now there is a new book, First Wilderness, posthumously published this year. This presentation includes the discovery of Keithís manuscript in his personal files.



                       October 9, 2014

                            6:00-8:00 pm

               Maxwell Library Heritage Room



"The best fishing station: Prince Edward Island, Canada and the Gulf of St. Lawrence"

Dr. Brian Payne, BSU History Department


Thursday October 23rd 12:30-1:30

Moakley Auditorium




"Dynamic development agenda and political power in Malawi"


Dr. Norma Anderson, Anthropology Department BSU

Wednesday October 15th 12:30-1:30

Moakley Auditorium





DIWALI - Hindu Festival of Lights

Food, music,sharing of cultures

Thursday October 23rd 5pm-8pm

Burnell 132B



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