Teaching at Endicott College
Gerrish School of Business (2015-present):
BUS330: Consumer Behavior
BUS370: Business Analysis and Research
BUS444: Contemporary Issues in Marketing
BUS480: Semester Internship
BUS489: Senior Thesis I
BUS490: Senior Thesis II
HON350: Ethical Issues in Marketing (Honors Seminar)
Teaching at Michigan State University
Dean's Office (2021-present)
Department of Advertising + PR (2012-2021)
CAS828: Persuasion Techniques for Working Professionals
CAS829: Evaluation Techniques for Working Professionals
CAS892: Theories of Children’s Cognitive Development and Implications for Marketing and Public Policy
ADV375: Consumer Behavior
ADV330: Advertising Management
ADV475: Advertising & Society
ADV494: Practicum Research & Creative
ADV826: Advertising and Promotion Management
ADV890: Independent Study
Teaching at University of Wisconsin - Madison
Consumer Science Department (2010-2012):
CS477: The Consumer and the Market (applied economics)
CS478: Consumer Information
CS561: Direct Retailing
CS562: International Retailing
CS565: Seminar in Consumer Science (capstone course)
CS657: Consumer Behavior
CS999: Independent Study
Teaching at University of Queensland, Australia (2006-2010):
PSYC3033: Applied Psychological Testing
MKTG2501: Introduction to Consumer Behavior
MKTG3501: Advertising Management
MKTG6501: Consumer Theory and Research (Masters course)
MKTG7501: Marketing (Masters course)
MKTG7503: Advanced Consumer Behavior (Masters course)
"Although thesis is required and seems daunting, Dr. McAlister eased my concerns and helped guide us to be as prepared as possible while also holding students accountable for their work and timeliness. I appreciated her conscious efforts to create a fair environment for all students giving everyone the opportunity to succeed if they worked hard!" - Endicott Senior, Spring 2021
"Dr. McAlister is exceptional at giving lectures, keeping students involved with thoughtful and engaging questions/small activities, and providing examples to help simplify the material to a level where it is easily understood." - Endicott Junior, Spring 2020
"This course was phenomenally organized and I truly felt everything we had to watch, read, and learn taught me valuable information regarding consumer behavior." - Endicott online learner, Spring 2019
"Dr. McAlister proves for a second time in my graduate experience how thoughtful, experienced, intentional, and passionate of an instructor she is. I'm grateful to have learned through Dr. McAlister's expertise and flexible style of teaching." - MSU Graduate Student, Spring 2021.
"Dr. Anna McAlister is a brilliant mind, and I really enjoyed her down-to-earth and authentic teaching style. She adamantly cares about her students' progress and success, which led me to enjoy this course material more than anticipated. Grateful for this learning experience!" - MSU Graduate Student, Fall 2020.
"Dr. McAlister is an excellent instructor and has a great way of explaining complex concepts. I was nervous for this class, but her class organization and interesting and engaging lectures made it a great experience! I really enjoyed this class from start to finish." - MSU Graduate Student, Fall 2019.
"Dr. McAlister really makes learning fun! This is my second course with her and the way she teaches allows me to apply the teachings immediately in my everyday work. Dr. McAlister really helps apply lessons to the workplace and in making her students better professionals." - MSU Graduate Student, Spring 2019.
"The course was very well organized. The classes had lots of practical examples, which coupled with the instructor's experience gave me confidence that these were the correct methods being practiced today." - UW Graduate Student, Fall 2010.
"Dr. Anna McAlister was excellent at providing real life examples, kept a nice pace, wonderful!" - UQ Graduate Student, Summer 2009.