Professor, Boston College, Graduate School of Social Work. She is the author of numerous articles, chapters, and books on evaluating social work practice, conducting practice research in human service agencies, and empirical clinical practice. She received her PhD in Social Welfare from the University of Washington in 1983. She has been on the faculties of the University of Michigan, University of Pittsburgh, and Florida International University before coming to Boston College in 1994. Professor Blythe’s scholarly interests include child and family welfare, evidence-based practice, global social welfare, and methodologies for evaluating the outcomes of social services. Professor Blythe is a founding board member of the International Initiative for Children, Youth, and Families.