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Alecia Thiele

Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
Office: 115A CBH 
Mail Stop: 1712 
Phone: 8179 

What is your professional involvement?

Alecia is a tenured Associate Professor and the Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education in the Physical Therapy Department. Her role is to coordinate and manage the clinical education portions of the curriculum. She also spends time in the classroom teaching in the areas of professional development, ethics and educational roles in the profession.  She is an APTA member, WPTA member, NATA member, national office holder APTA Education Section, and continues to practice physical therapy in the clinic.

What has been your 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 awared the Meneve Dunham Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2006.

Why did you choose Clarke? 
I wanted to come to Clarke because Clarke’s community is wonderful and embracing. Being a “part of Clarke” makes you want to strive to be the best you can be.

Why should students choose Clarke?
Students should choose a college or university 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.

What is your impact on students? 
I am here for students to support them, challenge them, and to share their journey.

What are your extracurricular activities?
Running (I have run in 4 marathons), family activities, cheering on the Badgers (On Wisconsin)!

What is your 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
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