Rebecca Chopp, PhD, is an Alzheimer’s activist and educator. After retiring in 2019 from her role as chancellor of the University of Denver due to her Alzheimer’s diagnosis, Chopp co-founded Voices of Alzheimer’s. Today, she also serves as a member of the Early Stage Advisory Board of the national Alzheimer’s Association, and is a member of the board of the Colorado Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. She is a frequent speaker and writer on timely diagnosis, research for a cure, access and affordability of drugs, and lifestyle intervention for 111ose with Alzheimer’s. Her book about the experience is forthcoming next year.

Before her diagnosis with mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s, Chopp was a widely published author, editor and renowned academic in the fields of education, philosophy, religion and feminism. At the University of Denver, she was the 18th, and first female, chancellor. She has also served as president of Swarthmore College and of Colgate University, as provost at Emory University and as dean of the Yale Divinity School. Chopp is also an ordained United Methodist Minister.

Since retiring, Chopp devotes every day to living with joy. She enjoys painting classical portraits and abstracts, hiking in the Colorado mountains with her dog Budhy, laughing with and loving her husband Fred, and reading and spending time with family and friends.