Cynthia McClintock "is Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University, where she has been teaching since 1975. Cynthia earned her B.A. from Harvard University in 1967 and her Ph.D. from M.I.T. in 1976. For the 2006-07 academic year, she has received a fellowship from the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars for her project, "The Majority Runoff Presidential-Election Rule in Latin America."
"Cynthia's book The United States and Peru: Cooperation at a Cost (co-authored with Fabian Vallas) was published by Routledge in January 2003. Her previous books include Revolutionary Movements in Latin America: El Salvador's FMLN and Peru's Shining Path (U.S. Institute of Peace Press, 1998) and Peasant Cooperatives and Political Change in Peru (Princeton University Press, 1981). She is the author of numerous scholarly articles, which have appeared in World Politics and Comparative Politics, among other journals.
"During 1994-95, Cynthia was President of the Latin American Studies Association, an international scholarly association with more than 4,000 members. She has served in numerous administrative positions at George Washington University, in particular as Director of the Latin American Studies Program. A 1998-2000 member of the Council of the American Political Science Association (APSA), Cynthia was elected chair of APSA's Comparative Democratization Section for 2003-2005.“ 
- Director, Center for International Policy
- Director, Washington Office on Latin America
- Advisory Committee, Foreign Policy In Focus project
- Editorial Board, Journal of Democracy 
- Peace Fellow (90-1), USIP 
- ”Biography”, Accessed January 2007.