Cash, Scottye, Ph.D.

Associate Professor


Curriculum Vitae

PhD - University of Texas Arlington
MSSW - University of Texas Arlington
BA - Univeristy of Oklahoma

Areas of Expertise
Adolescent mental health and social media
Child welfare research
Safety and risk assessment
Linking services to family needs
Substance abuse in child welfare families

Areas of Interest for Mentoring PhD Students
Child welfare
Adolescent mental health
Technology and social work


Dr. Cash is an Associate Professor of Social Work at The Ohio State University who specializes in child welfare research with a specific emphasis on safety and risk assessment, family assessment, linking services to family needs, family preservation services, managed care and child welfare services, and substance abuse in child welfare families. Dr. Cash was the Principal Investigator on a mixed method evaluation of the state of Ohio’s Comprehensive Assessment and Planning Model—Interim Solution. She has also served as co-Principal Investigator on an Administration on Children and Families grant and as an external consultant with Boys Town helping design the In-Home Family Services program and the Foster Family Services program. Dr. Cash is committed to finding ways to establish partnerships with agencies, supervisors, and front-line staff, with a primary goal of finding ways to bridge the gap between research and practice.