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 2013

GEOG.121 Physical Geography

GEOG.151 001 - Human Geography

GEOG.151.002- Human Geography

GEOG.151 W02- Human Geography

GEOG.151 W03- Human Geography

GEOG.355: Political Geography





"The Uses and Abuses of State Power"

May 1, 2014 

2pm Thursday May 1st Conant Auditorium

"The Uses and Abuses of State Power." The Minnock Center for International Engagement presents the John Quincy Adams Foreign Affairs Distinguished Speakers: Major-General (ret) Manuel Campos de Almeida, Portugal, and Ambassador (ret) Vernon Penner, BSU Diplomat-in-Residence. Thursday, May 1, 2-4pm, Conant Auditorium. All are welcome.





BSU Music Department presents

The BSU Annual World Music Festival on Thursday, April 24, 11am - 5pm.

Venue: Outdoors at the fountain area behind RCC.


11:00 KHAKATAY (BSU West African Drumming Ensemble)

12:00 BOOGALOO SWAMIS (Cajun and Zydeco Dance Music from the Bayous of Southwest Louisiana)


2:00 JOHN HUGHES (Voice and Kora ((West African Harp))


4:00 BSU WIND ENSEMBLE (with guest appearance by Khakatay) 
Each group will perform for 45 minutes.

The event is FREE and snacks will be served! (Faculty members are encouraged to bring their classes).

CDs of the 2009 and 2010 World Music Festivals will be available for purchase for $5.00 each.

Donations will be welcome! All donations and the CD sales will go to American Red Cross.

It will be an exciting event!



The Bridgewater State University Visiting Authors Series presents:

Award-winning Novelist Dinaw Mengestu

 Thursday, April 24th

Conant Auditorium (CON120)

 4:30pm:  Craft Talk and Q&A

7:00pm:  Reading and book signing

(Both events are free and open to the public)

 Dinaw Mengestu, a recipient of the 2012 MacArthur Foundation Genius Award, was born in Ethiopia and raised in Illinois. He graduated from Georgetown University and received his MFA degree from Columbia University. His fiction and journalism have been published in The New Yorker, Granta, Harper’s, Rolling Stone, and the Wall Street Journal. Mengestu was chosen for the 5 under 35 Award by the National Book Foundation in 2007 and was named on The New Yorker’s “20 under 40” list in 2010. He is also the recipient of a Lannan Fiction Fellowship, The Guardian First Book Award, The Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and the Prix du Premier Meilleur Roman Etranger, among other awards. He is the author of two other novels: The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears (2008) and How to Read the Air (2010), both New York Times Notable Books. His work has been translated into more than fifteen languages.

Most recent New York Times book review:



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