Cashner was a faculty member at the University of New Orleans for many years. He was dean of UNO's graduate school from 1996 to 2008 and vice chancellor for research from 2001 to 2008. He was elected as president of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists in 1997.
- King, Joe (February 18, 2008). "The Bob Cashner Biography (Abridged)". UNO Research News. University of New Orleans, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. Retrieved 14 February 2010.
- Cashner, R.C., J.S. Rogers and J.M. Grady 1988 Fundulus bifax, a new species of the subgenus Xenisma from the Tallapoosa and Coosa river systems of Alabama and Georgia. Copeia (3):674-683.
- Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2010). "Fundulus bifax" in FishBase. January 2010 version.
- Burr, Brooks M.; Cashner, Robert C. (1983). "Campostoma pauciradii, a new Cyprinid fish from southeastern United States, with a review of related forms". 1983 (1). Copeia: 101–116.