Peggy DesAutels is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Dayton. She works in moral psychology, feminist philosophy and philosophy of mind and cognitive science. DesAutels received her Ph.D. in Philosophy from Washington University of St. Louis in 1995 after earning an M.S. in computer science and an M.A. in philosophy. From 2010-2013, DesAutels served as the chair of the Committee on the Status of Women of the American Philosophical Association; she currently serves as an ex officio member of the committee as the Director of the Site Visit Program.As chair of the Committee on the Status of Women of the American Philosophical Association, DesAutels was outspoken against the problems facing women philosophers, criticizing the lack of gender parity in philosophy, as well as the prevalence of sexual harassment in academia, the underrepresentation of women philosophers in tenure-track positions, and the number of philosophy conferences with all-male lineups.DesAutels is the editor of several volumes in feminist ethics and moral psychology, including Global Feminist Ethics (with Rebecca Whisnant; Rowman and Littlefield 2007 ) and Moral Psychology: Feminist Ethics and Social Theory (with Margaret Urban Walker; Rowman and Littlefield 2004 ). Her edited volume Feminists Doing Ethics (with Joanne Waugh; Rowman and Littlefield 2001 ) was selected as a Choice outstanding academic title for 2003. DesAutels was also a research leader on a $3 million National Science Foundation (NSF) ADVANCE grant, awarded to a consortium including University of Dayton, aimed at advancing the recruitment and advancement of women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields.