Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
BA, University of Wisconsin – Lacrosse
MS, University of Wisconsin – Platteville
DPT, Clarke University
Alecia's Teaching Philosophy:
Physical Therapy is a dynamic career, and there are many different opportunities to work with diverse individuals of all ages. It is because of the ever changing and evolving practice of physical therapy that I believe it is important as a teacher to develop individuals that can meet the exciting challenges of the profession.
I hope to support and develop individuals who can grow and adapt to change, can value intellectual, practical and theoretical knowledge, can problem solve, can critically think well enough to make his/her own individual free choices and can ultimately take responsibility for those choices.
I believe that the most important thing in education is not just the intellectual knowledge, rather the most important thing in education is that an individual can react to the knowledge and make it his/her own life lesson. My role as an instructor is to encourage individuals to become independent critical thinking professionals that will make a difference in the world of healthcare.
Alecia's Professional Involvement beyond Clarke:
APTA member, WPTA member, NATA member, national office holder APTA Education Section, involved in local and state community service projects and organizations, still employed in the clinic and practice physical therapy on a regular basis
Alecia's greatest Clarke experience:
The faculty, staff and students at Clarke are top notch. One of the greatest and most humbling experiences at Clarke was being awarded the Meneve Dunham Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2006.
How Clarke has impacted Alecia:
Clarke’s community is wonderful and embracing. Being a “part of Clarke” makes you want to strive to be the best you can be.
How Alecia impacts students:
I am here for students to support them, challenge them and to share their journey.
Why students should choose Clarke:
Students should choose a College where they feel they can best find what they need to meet their future goals. If they want a caring, supportive, dynamic atmosphere…they should choose Clarke.
Alecia's Extracurricular Activities and Interests:
Running (I have run in 4 marathons), family activities, cheering on the Badgers (On Wisconsin)!
Alecia's favorite Quote:
“What nobler profession than to teach the next generation-to see children hold your understanding in their eyes, your hope in their lives, your world in their hands. In their success you find your own and so to them you give your all.” –anonymous