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?)


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 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








Judge Rachida Hlimi, Morocco.

          Nov 18, 11-1pm, Heritage Rm, Maxwell Lirary

Judge Rachida Hlimi, President of the Court of Sefrou, Fez, Morocco, will speak on THE ROLE OF MOROCCAN WOMEN IN THE JUDICIARY on Tuesday Nov. 18, from 11am-1pm, in the Heritage Room of the Maxwell Library.

Sponsored by the Minnock Center for International Engagement and the Center for Middle East Studies.

Part of International Education Week.


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.




Please join the Canadian Studies Program this Thursday, November 20 (Library Lecture Hall) at 5:30 pm for a viewing of the film ARCTIC DEFENDERS, an engaging documentary that chronicles the birth of Nunavut, Canada's third Territory, in 1999.

 ARCTIC DEFENDERS tells a story that began in 1968, when a radical Inuit movement called for the creation of an aboriginal self-governed territory. The story focuses on both Inuit vision and agency for this political change and some of the dark side involved in the Government of Canada's need to populate the high Arctic to support its sovereign claims. Beautifully filmed, ARCTIC DEFENDERS has a message of hope and inspiration.

 All are welcome, refreshments will be served.




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