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






Donna Mitchell Lecture: Watuppa and Native Heritage in Massachusetts

Wampanoag elder Donna Mitchell will talk about Native land and Native heritage on

Tuesday, 9/29, from 11:00-12:30 in Burnell 132A

You're warmly invited to a presentation on Tuesday, 9/29, by the Wampanoag elder Donna Mitchell, of the Fall River / Troy Band, entitled "Watuppa: Native Land and Native Heritage in Massachusetts." Donna will speak about what it means to have roots in the land of Southeastern Massachusetts that go back thousands of years, and how that heritage informs her work in perserving Wampanoag identity and serving as steward of the land that has long nurtured her people. As part of the Southeastern Massachusetts Bioregional Preserve, Watuppa is a place that weaves together issues of indigeneity and sustainability. We hope you can join us.


Climate Change and Survival in the Himalayas

Wednesday Sept 30th 12:20pm in the Science Building Auditorium

A presentation analyzing the relationship between people and the environment with special emphasis on India and the foothills of the Himalayas.



SELMA, a film showing and discussion

Please join facilitators Laura Boutwell and Richardson Pierre-Louis on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 in the Moakley atrium at 5pm for dinner followed by a 6pm screening and discussion of Selma. This Golden Globe nominated film depicts the Civil Rights campaign for equal voting rights and the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery. Discussion will emphasize how the film's themes can inform our work for racial justice today.

Please RSVP using the link below.

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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.


Other links:

A Tribute to Dr. Glenn R.Miller



The Massachusetts Geographic Alliance

To see Professor Domingo's curriculum vitae, click on RESUME