Ruth Daly has been working in the fields of extragalactic astrophysics and cosmology for over 30 years. She has published over 100 papers including more than 60 peer reviewed publications, and these papers are very well cited. Many of the papers included graduate and undergraduate students as co-authors. She is frequently an invited speaker at major national and international meetings and typically discusses topics related to dark matter and dark energy in the universe, and the properties of black holes. In 2006, she received the Penn State Berks Outstanding Researcher Award in recognition of her research accomplishments. In addition, she was the recipient of a prestigious National Science Foundation National Young Investigator Award, a NSF/NATO Postdoctoral Fellowship, and a NASA Graduate Student Researcher Fellowship.