Cynthia B. Roy is professor 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.