Seth Cavello

Assistant Professor of Instruction & Undergraduate Director for Geography, Environmental Science & Policy


Office: NES 310


I was born and raised in rural northern Ohio before going to school in Cincinnati where I developed my love of geography. In addition to geography, I am a big fan of exploring cities, craft beer, tennis, and traveling.


  • BA University of Cincinnati '04
  • MA University of Cincinnati '09
  • PhD SUNY University at Buffalo '19


I am a broadly trained urban geographer with interests in immigrant settlement patterns, neighborhood change, neighborhood identity formation, and gentrification. My latest research examines how refugees from Burma use different social networks to gather information about housing opportunities and livelihood outcomes in the face of neighborhood change.

Specialty Area

Human Geography