Rebecca Chopp

  • Swarthmore College

Rebecca Chopp is president of Swarthmore College, a position she has held since 2009. Previously, she served as president of Colgate University from 2002 to 2009. Prior to that, Rebecca was provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at Emory University. She has served on the governing boards of the Association of American Colleges and Universities and the National Survey of Student Engagement, and has served on the executive committee of the Annapolis Group and the Board of Trustees of the Carnegie Foundation for Teaching. Rebecca has also served as president of the American Academy of Religion. She is a scholar of progressive religious movements in American culture and has recently focused her research on changing structures and cultures of higher education, and on religion and higher education. She has authored or edited five books and more than 50 articles. Rebecca earned her Ph.D. in theology at the University of Chicago.