Cynthia B. Roy, Ph.D., CSC is currently a freelance consultant and interpreter in Houston, TX. She retired as a full professor from the Department of Interpretation and Translation at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. She has been an educator and researcher for over 35 years.
She holds a master's 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; with co-author Melanie Metzger, "Sociolinguistic Studies of Signed Language Interpreting," in R. Bailey, R. Cameron, and C. Lucas (eds.) Oxford Handbook of Sociolinguistics, published by Oxford University Press, 2013; and with Jemina Napier (eds.) A Signed Language Interpreting Studies Reader, published by John Benjamins in 2015.