Cynthia B. Roy is professor and Ph.D. Program Coordinator in the Interpretation Department at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. She has been an educator and interpreter researcher for over 30 years. She holds a masters degree in Linguistics from Gallaudet University and a doctorate in Sociolinguistics from Georgetown University; her dissertation was published as Interpreting as a Discourse Process by Oxford University Press in 2000.
Cynthia is also the series editor of the Interpreter Education series, and editor of the first three volumes. Her recent publications include: as editor, Discourse in Signed Languages, Volume 17 of the Sociolinguistics of Deaf Communities series published by Gallaudet University Press in 2011; With co-author Melanie Metzger, The first three years of a three year grant: When a research plan doesn't go as planned, in B.Nicodemus and L. Swabey (eds). Advances in Interpreting Research, published by John Benjamins in 2011; and with co-author Melanie Metzger, Sociolinguistic Studies of Signed Language Interpreting, in R. Bailey, R. Cameron, and C. Lucas (eds.) Oxford Handbook of Sociolinguistics, 2013.