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





Professor Ying Zhu, CUNY, Chinese Media Culture

April 28, Tuesday, 9:30-10:45, Kelly 121

You are cordially invited to meet our distinguished visiting scholar in Asian Studies Professor Ying Zhu who will be visiting Bridgewater State University tomorrow to show her documentary film "China: From Cartier to Confucius" in my class, on April 28th, Tuesday, from 9:30 to 10:45 am in Kelly Gym Room 121.

Ying Zhu is a professor of media culture at the City University of New York, College of Staten Island. As a leading scholar of Chinese television and cinema studies, she is the author of Two Billion Eyes: The Story of China Central Television (The New Press) and seven other books, including Television in Post-Reform China and Chinese Cinema During the Era of Reform. Her publications also appear in major academic journals and publications such as The Atlantic, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. She is also a co-producer of current affairs documentary films, including Google vs. China and China: From Cartier to Confucius.


"Shanghai Homes: Private Life, Memories, and Spatial Intimacy"

A book talk by Professor Jie Li to be held this Thursday, April 30th, at 2 pm, in Council Chambers (RCC201). 

J ie Li is an assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University. As a scholar of literary, film, and cultural studies, Jie Liís research interests center on the mediation of memories in modern China. Her book, Shanghai Homes: Palimpsests of Private Life (Columbia, 2014), excavates a century of memories embedded in two alleyway neighborhoods destined for demolition.

 In the dazzling global metropolis of Shanghai, what has it meant to call this city home? In this account--part microhistory, part memoir--Jie Li salvages intimate recollections by successive generations of inhabitants of two vibrant, culturally mixed Shanghai alleyways from the Republican, Maoist, and post-Mao eras. Exploring three dimensions of private life--territories, artifacts, and gossip--Li re-creates the sounds, smells, look, and feel of home over a tumultuous century.





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