Lynn Bye is an associate professor in the M.S.W. program at the University of Minnesota Duluth. She obtained her M.S.W. at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and worked for several years as a school social worker. Lynn earned a doctorate degree in social work from Rutgers University in New Jersey in 1994. While at Rutgers, Lynn taught social work courses in the graduate school. Subsequent to obtaining her doctorate degree Lynn taught for six years at the College of St. Benedict/St. John's University where she became a tenured member of the faculty.
During the summer of 2001 Lynn joined the faculty in the Graduate School at the University of Minnesota Duluth. She teaches a variety of courses in the Department of Social Work. Her areas of special interest are school social work, social skills assessment and development, cultural competence, and group work. She is the lead editor of the book School Social Work: Theory to Practice (2007) published by Thompson Brooks/Cole and the book Truancy Prevention and Intervention (2010) published by Oxford University Press. She is currently on a phased retirement.