Dr. Scalise-Smith is the Dean of the College of Health Professions, a professor in the Department of Health Science, and a full professor in the Department of Allied Health at Northern Kentucky University. She collaborates with colleagues to serve children with disabilities using contemporary, evidenced-based practices in the US and internationally. Dr. Scalise-Smith has worked with colleagues from the arts to increase participation of children with and without disabilities. She has authored chapters in early intervention and physical therapy textbooks. She is on the editorial board of an international peer-reviewed journal. Dr. Scalise-Smith is the recipient of a variety of awards, including the Bud DeHaven award for Outstanding Service to the Section on Pediatrics (APTA).