Cynthia Flynn is currently the Interim Associate Director of The Center for Child and Family Studies, as well as the Assistant Director of The Research and Evaluation Division. In this capacity, she coordinates all research, evaluation, and community projects conducted by Center staff and faculty. Cynthia has a Ph.D. in education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has 30 years of experience working in human service and education programs. Dr. Flynn has conducted research studies in the child welfare field including adoption, education of foster youth, and foster youth placement and has conducted numerous program evaluations in a variety of contexts. She has used both qualitative and quantitative data analysis techniques to analyze findings.