Faculty and Staff Profiles

Minhae Cho
Asst Professor, Social Work
Email: mcho1@memphis.edu
Office Location: 226 Mccord Hall
Education
  • Ph.D. Social Work - University of Minnesota - 2019
  • MSW Social Work - University of Minnesota - 2013
  • MA Child Welfare and Studies - Sookmyung Women’s University, South Korea - 2009
  • BS Child Welfare and Studies - Sookmyung Women’s University, South Korea - 2004

Work Experience

  • Instructor, Advanced Language Intensive - Korean Institute of Minnesota (KIM), St. Paul, MN - 2012 – 2019
  • Student social worker, Post adoption service - Children’s Home Society and Lutheran Social Service, St. Paul, MN - 2012 – 2013
  • Student school social worker ,   - Marcy Open School, Minneapolis, MN - 2011 – 2012
  • Secretary General ,   - Mission to Promote Adoption in Korea (MPAK), Gyeonggi-do, South Korea - 2004 – 2010
Honors/Awards
  • Lyle Spencer Research Award $500,000 (Unfunded) - The Annie E. Casey Foundation - Feb 2020
  • Large Grant $500,000 (Unfunded) - Spencer Foundation - Feb 2021
  • Campus Community Fund $1,000 (Unfunded) - University of Memphis - May 2021
  • Communities of Research Scholars as a collaborator - University of Memphis - 2022
  • Sub-award as Co-PI $13,519 - The Annie E. Casey Foundation - 2021
  • An International Dissertation Research Travel Grant - University of Minnesota - 2018
  • Seashore Fellowship for Dissertation Research - University of Minnesota - 2017
  • Distinguished Alumni Award & Scholarship for Dissertation - Sookmyung Women’s University, South Korea - 2017
  • Interdisciplinary Research Fellowship, Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare - National Science Foundation (Award #SMA1338489) - 2016
  • Ashby U. & Laura Grevious Gaskins fellowship - University of Minnesota - 2013

Teaching Experience

  • SWRK 7026: Program & Policy Evaluation in Social Work - University of Memphis, TN
  • SWRK 8020: Fundamentals for Quantitative Social Work Research - University of Memphis, TN
  • SWRK 7001: Skills for Professional Social Work - University of Memphis, TN
  • MSW 8351: Assessment and Engagement with Families and Children - University of Minnesota Twin Cities, MN
  • GRSW 580: Methods of Social Work Research - University of St. Thomas & St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN
  • (BSW) Child Welfare Practice - Baekseok University, Cheonan, South Korea
  • Global Leadership (BS: Basic Liberal Arts Education Requirement) - Sookmyung Women’s University, South Korea

Student Advising/Mentoring

  • DSW (Dissertation Chair) - Eric Harlin - Spring 2023
  • DSW (Dissertation Committee) - Tracey Davis - Spring 2023
  • DSW (Dissertation Committee) - Levonna Davis - Spring 2023

Creative Activities

  • Moral injury in emerging adults with child welfare histories [Online IV-E module series]. - 2021 - https://cascw.umn.edu/portfolio-items/moral-injury-in-emerging-adults-with-child-welfare-histories-1-0-hrs/ - Title IV-E Programs
  • Risks and protections for Black girls’ out-of-school suspension [Blog post] - 2018 - https://cascw.umn.edu/featured/risks-and-protections-for-black-girls-out-of-school-suspension/ - Title VI-E program
  • Risk and protections for Black Girls’ receipt of out of school suspension [Online IV-E module]. - 2018 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIMqBLpiXCE&feature=youtu.be - Title IV-E Programs
  • Crossover youth: Implications for research and practice. [Online IV-E module series]. - 2018 - https://cascw.umn.edu/portfolio-items/crossover-youth-implications-for-research-and-practice-1-0-hr/ - Title IV-E Programs
  • Delinquency trajectories of crossover youth: Risk and protective factors. [Online IV-E module]. - 2017 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m83YQlG8y3k&feature=youtu.be - Title IV-E Programs
  • Delinquency trajectories of crossover youth: Current interventions and future direction. [Online IV-E module]. - 2017 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snVWPv95osc&feature=youtu.be - Title IV-E Programs
  • A cross-cultural discussion of children’s disabilities and stigmatization: Parent-educator relationships, Part 1: Challenges. [Online IV-E module] - 2017 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0c8fV9zLc4&feature=youtu.be - Title IV-E Programs
  • A cross-cultural discussion of children’s disabilities and stigmatization: Parent-educator relationships, Part 2: Solutions. [Online IV-E module]. - 2017 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-rxLJ5PuhA&feature=youtu.be - Title IV-E Programs
  • Crossover youth in a developmental, ecological framework. [Online IV-E module]. - 2016 - http://cascw.umn.edu/portfolio-items/crossover-youth-in-a-developmental-ecological-framework/ - Title IV-E Programs
  • Disability an child maltreatment: Perceptions of professionals in East Asian countries. [Online IV-E module]. - 2016 - http://cascw.umn.edu/portfolio-items/disability-child-maltreatment-east-asia-module/ - Title IV-E Programs
  • An outcomes evaluation of the crossover youth practice model (CYPM) in Oak County, Minnesota. [Online IV-E module]. - 2015 - http://cascw.umn.edu/portfolio-items/an-outcome-evaluation-of-the-crossover-youth-practice-model-cypm-in-oak-county-minnesota/ - Title IV-E Programs
  • The Crossover Youth Practice Model. [Online IV-E module]. - 2014 - http://cascw.umn.edu/portfolio-items/the-crossover-youth-practice-model-module/ - Title IV-E Programs
  • Disability and child maltreatment: Perceptions of professionals in East Asian countries. [Online IV-E module]. - 2014 - http://cascw.umn.edu/portfolio-items/disability-child-maltreatment-east-asia-module/ - Title IV-E Programs

Outreach

  • A trauma informed strategies to address emotional and behavioral issues - The University-Community Partnership with the Geeter K-8 - 2022-presen - The University-Community Partnership
Service
  • School of Social Work, University of Memphis - Member of the Faculty Search Committee - 2021-present
  • School of Social Work, University of Memphis - Member of the Retention Committee - 2020-present
  • School of Social Work, University of Memphis - Member of the Program Evaluation Committee - 2020-present
  • School of Social Work, University of Memphis - Member of the Academic Discipline Committee - 2020-present
  • School of Social Work, University of Memphis - Member of the MSW Committee - 2019-present
  • University of Memphis - A judge for the LCON Student Research Forum in Loewenberg College of Nursing - Spring 2020
  • University of Memphis - A reviewer of a Augmentative and Alternative Communication book for the prevention of sexual abuse among children with complex communication needs in School of Communication Sciences and Disorders - Fall 2020
  • University of Memphis - A judge for 2021 Student Research Forum at the University of Memphis - Spring 2021
Consulting
  • Michele Shaw. P.S. (CPS legal consultant) - Spring 2022
Books Published
  • Kayama, M., Haight, W., Ku, M. L., Cho, M. H, & Lee, H.Y. (2020). Disability, stigma and children’s developing self: Insights from educators in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and the U.S. NY: Oxford University Press.
  • Haight, W., & Cho, M. H. (2017). Crossover youth. Encyclopedia of Social Work. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Haight, W., & Cho, M. H. (2015). The Cultural and Familial Contexts of Caregiver Support for Children’s Pretend Play. In Fromberg, D. P., & Bergen, D. (Eds.), Play from birth to twelve: Contexts, perspectives, and meanings. (pp. 301 – 309). NY: Taylor & Francis.
Journal Articles
  • Cho, M., Yoon, Y. J., Flanagan, K. S., & Haight. W. (under review). Students’ risks for out-of-school suspensions: Indigenous heritage and child welfare system involvement. Child Abuse & Neglect
  • Soffer-Elnerkave, R., Haight. W., Nshandi, N., Cho, M., Suleiman, J., & Park, S. (under review). Re-orienting narratives of moral injury towards positive development: The experiences of emerging adults with child welfare histories. Children and Youth Services Review.
  • Haight. W., Cho, M., Lingery, L., Soffer-Elnerkave, R., Nshandi, N., Jader, B. (in revision). Moral injury of emerging adults with child welfare histories in developmental context. Children and Youth Services Review.
  • Shin, Y., Kim, S., Lee, S., Cho, M., Ihm, J. (in revision). The effect of deliberative process on the self-sacrificial decisions of utilitarian healthcare students. BMC Medical Ethics.
  • Cho, M., & Lightfoot, E. (2022). Recurrence of substantiated maltreatment reports between low-income parents with disabilities and their propensity-score matched sample without disabilities. Child Maltreatment.
  • Waid, J., Cho, M. H., Zuel, T., & Snyder, E. (2022). A pilot study of simulation-based learning in a graduate social work course. Research on Social Work Practice.
  • Waid, J., Cho, M., & Marsalais, S. (2022). Mental health targets in maltreatment prevention programs: A systematic review of randomized trials. Children and Youth Services Review.
  • Cho, M. & Kim, M. K. (2022). Effect of digital divide on people with disabilities during the Covid-19 pandemic. . Disability and Health.
  • Cho, M., Yoon, Y. J., Flanagan, S., & Haight, W. (2021). Students’ risks for out-of-school suspensions: Indigenous heritage and child protection system involvement. Minn-LInK Brief, No. 45. Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare, University of Minnesota. Available at: https://cascw.umn.edu/portfolio_ tags/minn-link/
  • Cho, M. & Kim, M. K. (2021). Exploring the disparity in tangible outcomes of Internet use between persons with and without disabilities in South Korea. Disability and Health.
  • Cho, M. & Lee, C. (2021). Childhood Maltreatment and Repeat Offending in Juvenile Delinquents: A Propensity Score Matched-Control Study. Youth & Society, 0044118X211001090.
  • Cho, M., Jung, S. W., Oh, W., Ko, G. J., Moon, J. Y., Lee, S. H., & Kim, Y. G. (2021). Incremental Effect of Aging on Obesity-Related Incident Chronic Kidney Disease in the Korean General Population. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association.
  • Cho, M., Yun, H., & Haight, W. (2020). Courtesy stigma from the perspectives of elementary school educators in South Korea. Children and Youth Services Review, 119, 105573.
  • Cho, M. (2020). Cultural variations in understanding risks for delinquency among maltreated children from the perspectives of US and Korean professionals. Children and Youth Services Review, 105117.
  • Cho, M., Haight, W., Gibson, P., Nashandi, N. & Yoon, Y. (2019). A mixed methods study of Black girls’ vulnerability to out-of-school suspensions: The intersection of race and gender. Minn-LinK Brief, No. 41. Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN. https://cascw.umn.edu/portfolio-items/a-mixed-methods-study-of-black-girls-vulnerability-to-out-of-school-suspensions-the-intersection-of-race-and-gender-ml41/
  • Cho, M. H. (2019). A prospective, longitudinal cohort study: The impact of child maltreatment on delinquency among South Korean youth in middle and high school. Child Abuse & Neglect, 88, 235-245.
  • Cho, M. H., Haight. W., Choi, W. S., Hong, S. H., & Piescher, K. (2019). A prospective, longitudinal study of risk factors for early onset of delinquency among maltreated youth. Children and Youth Services Review, 102, 222-230
  • Gibson, P., Haight, W., Cho, M. H., Nashandi, N. J., & Yoon, Y. J. (2019). A mixed methods study of Black Girls' vulnerability to out-of-school suspensions: The intersection of race and gender. Children and Youth Services Review, 102, 169-176.
  • Lightfoot, E., LaLiberte, T. & Cho, M. H. (2018). Parental supports and modifications for parents with disabilities in child welfare. Child Welfare.96(4), 89-110.
  • Lightfoot, E., Laliberte, T., & Cho, M. H. (2017). A case record review of termination of parental rights cases involving parents with a disability. Children and Youth Services Review, 79, 399-407.
  • Kayama, M., Haight, W., Ku, M. L. M., Cho, M. H., & Lee, H. Y. (2017). East Asian and U.S. educators' reflections on how stigmatization affects their relationships with parents whose children have disabilities: Challenges and solutions. Children and Youth Services Review, 73, 128-144.
  • Haight, W., Kayama, M., Ku, M. L., Cho, M. H, & Lee, H. Y. (2016). Perspectives of elementary school educators in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and the US on disability, stigmatization and children's developing self Part 1: Defining the problem in cultural context. Children and Youth Services Review, 70, 214-228.
  • Kayama, M., Haight, W., Ku, M. L. M., Cho, M. H., & Lee, H. Y. (2016). Perspectives of elementary school educators in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and the US on disability, stigmatization and children's developing self Part 2: Solutions. Children and Youth Services Review, 70, 403-418.
  • Haight, W., Bidwell, L., Choi, W. S., & Cho, M. H. (2016). An evaluation of the Crossover Youth Practice Model (CYPM): Recidivism outcomes for maltreated youth involved in the juvenile justice system. Children and Youth Services Review, 65, 78-85.
  • Cho, M. H., & Kang, H. A. (2010). The influences of family resilience on the self-concept of adopted children in openly adoptive families. Korean Journal of Child Studies, 31(3), 99-116.
Presentations
  • Cho, M. & Lightfoot, E. (Jan, 2022). Comparing the Recurrence of Substantiated Maltreatment Reports Among Parents with Limited Income with and without Disabilities. Society of Social Work Research. Washington, D.C.
  • Soffer-Elnekave, R., Haight, W., Nashand, N., Cho, M. & Suleiman, J. (Jan, 2022). Moral Injury Experienced By Emerging Adults with Child Welfare Histories in Sociocultural Historical Context: “I Knew the System Was Broken.” Poster Presentation, Society of Social Work Research. Washington, D.C.
  • Nashand, N., Soffer-Elnekave, R., Haight, W., Cho, M. & Suleiman, J. (Jan, 2022). Perspectives of Emerging Adults with Child Welfare Histories: Supporting Recovery from Moral Injury Experienced in Childhood and Adolescence. Poster presentation, Society of Social Work Research. Washington, D.C.
  • Cho, M. (Jan 2021). Childhood Maltreatment and Repeat Offending in Juvenile Delinquents: A Propensity Score Matched-Control Study. Poster Presentation, Society of Social Work Research.
  • Soffer-Elnerkave, R., Haight. W., Cho, M. Nshandi, N., Jader, B. (Jan 2021). Moral Injury among Children and Adolescents in Child-Welfare: Voices of Emerging Adults. Poster Presentation, Council on Social Work Education. Orlando, FL.
  • Cho, M. & Kim, M. K. (Nov, 2020). Exploring the disparity in tangible outcomes of Internet use between persons with and without disabilities in South Korea. Virtual Council on Social Work Education.
  • Cho, M. H., Yoon, H. J., & Haight, W. (Jan, 2020). Courtesy stigma in South Korean special education settings. Society of Social Work Research, Washington, D.C.
  • Cho, M. (Feb, 2020). The emotional, behavioral, and relationship well-being of culturally diverse vulnerable children and families. Works in Progress Forum in School of Urban Affairs & Public Policy (SUAPP), University of Memphis, TN.
  • Cho, M. (June, 2020). Childhood traumatic experiences and peer bullying victimization among Korean adolescents in out-of-home care: The mediating effect of aggression, Discussion panel, Social Sciences Korea-Networking Symposium, Seoul, Korea.
  • Cho, M. H., Nashandi, N. J., Yoon, Y. J. & Haight, W. (Oct, 2019). A mixed methods study of Black Girls' vulnerability to out-of-school suspensions: The intersection of race and gender. Council on Social Work Education, Denver, CO.
  • Cho, M., Yoon, H. J., & Haight, W. (Oct, 2019). Courtesy stigma in South Korean special education settings. Poster Presentation, Council on Social Work Education, Denver, CO.
  • Cho, M., Yoon, Y. J., & Haight, W. (January, 2019). Racial and gender disproportionality in out-of-school suspension: A preliminary study. Poster Presentation, Society for Social Work and Research, San Francisco, CA, United States.
  • Cho, M., Nashandi, N. J., Yoon, Y. J. & Haight, W. (Oct, 2019). A mixed methods study of Black Girls' vulnerability to out-of-school suspensions: The intersection of race and gender. Poster Presentation, Society of Social Work Research, Washington, D.C.
  • Cho, M.& Haight W. (Mar, 2018). The impact of childhood maltreatment on delinquency among Korean youth. College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Cho, M., & Haight, W. (Jan, 2018). A prospective, longitudinal study of maltreated youth’s involvement in delinquency: Offending trajectories and risk factors in early and mid-adolescence. Poster Presentation, Society of Social Work Research, Washington, D.C.
  • Kayama, M., Haight, W., & Cho, M. H., (Jan, 2018). U.S. and East Asian educators’ reflections on how stigmatization affects parent-educator relationships. Society of Social Work Research, Washington, D.C.
  • Cho, M. H., & Haight, W. (Oct, 2017). A prospective, longitudinal study of maltreated youth’s involvement in delinquency: Offending trajectories and risk factors in early and mid-adolescence. Council on Social Work Education, Dallas, TX.
  • Kayama, M., Haight, W., & Cho, M. H., (Oct, 2017). U.S. and East Asian educators’ reflections on how stigmatization affects parent-educator relationships. Council on Social Work Education, Dallas, TX.
  • Kayama, M., Cho, M. H., & Haight, W. (Jan 2017). The impact of stigmatization on children: U.S. and East Asian educator’s perspectives. Society of Social Work Research, New Orleans, LA.
  • Cho, M., Kayama, M., Haight, W., & Lee, H. Y. (Mar, 2017). Cross-cultural analyses of elementary school educators’ perceptions of stigma, disability & development in Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, and the U.S. College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Cho, M. & Haight W. (Mar, 2017). Delinquency trajectories among maltreated youth crossing over in early adolescence and mid-adolescence. College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Cho, M. (Mar, 2017). The Crossover Youth Practice Model (CYPM): A collaborative approach one-year post-implementation, Professional Networking at St. Olaf College.
  • Cho, M. (Mar, 2017). A workshop for delinquency trajectories of crossover youth. Minnesota Social Service Association (MSSA annual meeting), Minneapolis, MN.
  • Cho, M., Haight, W., Bidwell, L., & Choi, W. S. (Mar, 2016). An evaluation of the Crossover Youth Practice Model (CYPM): Recidivism outcomes for maltreated youth involved in the juvenile justice system. College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Kayama, M., Cho, M., Haight, W., Lee, H. Y., & Mary Ku. (Jan, 2016). Stigma and development in children with disabilities: Educators’ perspectives in Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, and the U.S. Poster Presentation, Society of Social Work Research, Washington, D.C.
  • Cho, M. H. Bidwell, L., & Haight, W. (Nov, 2016). The Crossover Youth Practice Model (CYPM): Evaluation a collaborative approach one year post implementation. Council on Social Work Education, Atlanta, GA.
  • Kayama, M., Cho, M. H., & Haight, W. (Nov, 2016). The impact of stigma on children: Perspectives of U.S. and East Asian Educators. Council on Social Work Education, Atlanta, GA.
  • Cho, M. H., Kayama, M., & Haight, W. (Jun, 2016). Stigma and development in children with disabilities: Educators’ perspectives in Japan, Taiwan, South Korea and the U.S. Social Work, Education and Social Development, Seoul, South Korea.
  • Haight, W., Bidwell, L., Choi, W. S., & Cho, M. H. (Jan, 2016). An evaluation of the Crossover Youth Practice Model (CYPM): Recidivism outcomes for maltreated youth involved in the juvenile justice system. Society of Social Work Research, Washington, D.C.
  • Cho, M. H., Lightfoot, E., & LaLiberte, T. (Jan, 2016). Parental supports and modifications for parents with disabilities in child welfare. Society of Social Work Research, Washington, D.C.
  • Lightfoot, E., LaLiberte, T., & Cho, M. H. (Jan, 2015). A case record review of termination of parental rights cases involving parents with a disability. Society of Social Work Research, New Orleans, LA.
  • Kayama, M., Cho, M., Haight, W., Lee, H. Y., & Mary Ku. (Jan, 2015). Disability, stigma and kindness in school: Children with disabilities and their typically-developing peers in Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan. Poster Presentation, Society of Social Work Research, New Orleans, LA.
  • Kayama, M., Cho, M., Haight, W., Lee, H. Y., & Mary Ku. (Mar, 2015). Educators’ perspectives on the socialization of stigma and acceptance for children with disabilities in the U.S., Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan. College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Kayama, M., Cho, M., Lee, H. Y., & Haight, W. (Mar, 2014). Stigma in cultural context: Educators’ beliefs about disability in Japan and South Korea. College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.