Patricia T. Morris, Ph.D. is the Executive Director of Peace X Peace and an internationally known leader in women’s rights and development. She has also designed and directed programs for women survivors of conflict and war in the Middle East, Africa, and Eastern Europe at Women for Women International. Earlier, she served as Deputy Director of the Commission on the Advancement of Women at InterAction - a coalition of over 170 US-based relief and development organizations - where she developed and refined the InterAction Gender Audit that is now used worldwide. She is the author of several gender mainstreaming publications including Gender in Disaster and Refugee Assistance and The Gender Audit Handbook. She is the editor of Stories of Equitable Development: Innovative Practices from Africa and Gender Mainstreaming in Action: Successful Innovations from Asia and the Pacific. Dr. Morris holds a Ph.D. in International Politics from Florida State University, an MA in Comparative Politics with an emphasis on Economic Development from Bowling Green State University, and a BA in International Affairs from Jacksonville University.
Dr. Morris is also a calypso singer and songwriter. She is a native of St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands.