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 Spring 2015

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






1:00pm, DUNN B
Tuesday, December 1st, 2015
Dear all,
Bridgewater State University's Center for Middle East Studies (CMES) will host an educational and cultural event entitled NOT IN MY NAME: THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY SPEAKS UP AGAINST RADICALISM AMD TERRORISM scheduled on Tuesday, December 1 from 1:00pm-2:00pm, DUNN Conference B.

Bridgewater State University (BSU) is deeply committed to issues of diversity, inclusion, and social justice. Hence, the purpose of this event is to highlight and show support for and express solidarity with Muslim students, faculty, librarians, staff, and residents of Bridgewater and its vicinity. Invited speakers include: Dr. Sabrina Gentlewarrior, BSU Vice President for Diversity and Student Success; Shaykh Abdur Rahman Hashim Ahmad, Imam and resident scholar at the Islamic Center of New England in Sharon, MA; Father Adrian Milik from the St. Thomas Aquinas Parish and the BSU Catholic Center; Dr. Robert Sylvester from the BSU College of Education and Allied Studies; Ghada Masri, Art Editor-in-Chief for the bridge and President of the Muslim Student Association at BSU; student Nicole Langevin, member of the committee of the Religious Studies program at BSU.

This dialogue is an excellent opportunity to create awareness about what's going on the the Middle East, and to show our humanity with support for Muslim students, faculty, librarians, staff, neighbors and friends on campus at BSU and in Bridgewater and surrounding area.

Dr. Jabbar Al-Obaidi, Director of CMES, wrote: “Terrorists and extremists DO NOT represent Islam or the Muslim people in France, here in the United States, or anywhere around the world". Pope Francis has stated: “Such barbarity leaves us shocked and we wonder how the human heart can conceive and carry out such horrible events, which have shaken not only France but the whole world."

Part of the mission of the Center for Middle East Studies is to foster educational and cultural awareness of the Middle East region and of its diverse peoples, history, and societies. CMES promotes both specialized knowledge and public understanding of this crucial region of the world, which includes the Arab states, Turkey, Iran and Israel. CMES strives to reach the broadest possible constituency, working with a variety of academic departments, educational and cultural organizations and experts to discover new avenues for scholarly outreach and cooperation. Bridgewater State University is maximizing the intensity, diversity and richness of teaching and learning relationships forged between faculty, students' and members of the broader community in the Middle East, the U.S., and the world.


Documentary Film: Bridging Cultures
Produced and compiled by Jabbar Al-Obaidi
Date: Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015 at 2:00pm
Room: Library Lecture Hall 013
Bridging Cultures is a low budget, short documentary film produced and compiled by Jabbar Al-Obaidi in cooperation with Greg Seibert, CEO of Purple Turtle Productions, Inc. The film involved four students from Bridgewater State University who traveled to Jordan with Al-Obaidi. The Office of Undergraduate Research funded their trip in 2010. Bridging Cultures is the culmination of many long hours of work by and dedication of its producer, the four U.S. students, and the kind support of the Jordanian people. This educational project intends to provide yet another venue for an ongoing presentation series devoted to promoting cultural awareness and understanding about Jordan, the Middle East, and the United States.
Sponsored by: The Film Studies program, the Center for Middle East Studies, Department of Communication Studies, and Purple Turtle Productions, Inc.



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