Department of Management and Marketing

Udo Fluck

Adjunct Associate Professor

Contact

  • Office: Off campus
  • Email: udofluck@mso.umt.edu
  • Office Hours:

    All appointments by Zoom only. Please e-mail me at udofluck@mso.umt.edu to set up an appointment at a mutually convenient time.

  • Website: http://www.udofluck.com

Personal Summary

Dr. Udo Fluck is a leader in Global and Cultural Affairs, Intercultural and International Education Faculty, Keynote Speaker, Consultant, Podcaster, Author and Founder IGCTC.

Dr. Udo Fluck, is a German-born intercultural researcher and curriculum developer with over 20 years of teaching experience at the University of Montana, in elementary, middle, and high schools and as a trainer and consultant. He is presently overseeing Global and Cultural Affairs in Arts Missoula, the designated art and culture agency for the City of Missoula. In this capacity, he has been teaching intercultural and global competence-building courses and seminars.

He has a successful track-record of developing and directing academic programs and serving in numerous leadership positions in academia. His instructional approach has received numerous awards, one of which a national research award. Dr. Fluck maintains an active, internationally recognized research portfolio, focusing on developing pedagogical approaches and instructional content that can increase cultural understanding in participants. As a published lead-author, his research results in pedagogy, instructional design and course content development have been published in established peer–reviewed academic journals during the past two decades. In addition, he has been the invited first author for a chapter in nationwide publication titled: International Students Strengthening a Critical Resource, endorsed by the American Council on Education. Moreover, Dr. Fluck has been an invited and plenary speaker at over 30 national and international conferences, sharing his research results and pedagogical approaches, during the past two decades. He has offered over 1,200 documented seminars to date.

Between 2004 and 2016, while at the University of Montana, Dr. Fluck founded, developed, and oversaw the largest multicultural and global training office, providing courses and seminars for students, faculty, and staff across UM’s campus. This includes a range of courses, from 100-level undergraduate to 600-level graduate-level seminars, on topics related to intercultural and international education and educational leadership. As an Adjunct Associate Professor in UM’s College of Business, he continues to teach evening courses and weekend graduate seminars in cross-cultural management.

In 2014, Dr. Fluck developed an educational outreach program for K-12, offering  intercultural and global-competence seminars in elementary, middle, and high schools in the Missoula school district for several years. The program expanded in 2018 and is currently offering seminars in seven different schools in Missoula.

In 2016, he founded Intercultural and Global Competence Training and Consulting (IGCTC), a LLC based in Missoula, developing and providing seminars for business professionals, companies and non-profit organizations in Missoula and across the State of Montana.

Since 2018, Dr. Fluck is also the curriculum designer and instructor for the National Science Foundation’s Resilience through Intercultural Skill Enhancement (RISE), housed at the Salish Kootenai College campus on the Flathead Reservation, in Montana, USA. RISE is an intercultural educational series developed for Native American students.

In 2018, he inaugurated Global and Cultural Affairs for the City of Missoula, developing and implementing professional individual, intercultural skill enhancement seminars and complete intercultural competence-building programs, focusing on cultural sensitivity training for city and county employees, K-12 schools, non-profit organizations and other public groups. Global and Cultural Affairs is housed in Arts Missoula.

For additional information about Dr. Fluck’s professional experience, education, skills, recognitions and for a biographical summary in German, please feel free to further explore this website.

Aside from his consulting work and developing seminars for IGCTC, Dr. Fluck teaches as an Adjunct Associate Professor School of Business Administration and collaborates with the Montana World Trade Center.

 

 

 

Education

Doctorate of Philosophy – Multicultural Education and Online Technology, 2003
Dissertation: Development of an Online Supplement to Reduce Ethnocentrism

Master of Education – Instructional Media Technology, 1999
University of Montana, Missoula, Montana

Master of Interdisciplinary Studies – International Media Management, 1995
University of Montana, Missoula, Montana
Thesis: The Changing Broadcast Media Market in Germany

Bachelor of Arts – Broadcast Journalism - Advertising minor, 1993
University of Montana, Missoula, Montana

Teaching Experience

Developed and provided cross-cultural and global competence courses and seminars to colleges, schools and institutes at the University of Montana, including:

College of Business 

College of Education and Human Sciences

College of Forestry and Conservation

College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences

College of Humanities and Sciences

Davidson Honors College

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

 

Research Interests

Intercultural Management, International and Intercultural Education, Diversity Education and Programming, Inclusive Excellence, Equity, Access, Leadership in Higher Education, Strategic Planning, Intercultural and Global Competence Training, Curriculum Development and Assessment and Instructional Design.

Projects

 

Dr. Fluck hosts the World View Film Series, the Arts Missoula Speaker Series and a monthly podcast titled International Voices with Udo Fluck.

 

Field of Study

Multicultural and Diversity Education, Online Technology, Croo-Cultural Management, Instructional Media Development, International Media Management, Journalism (Broadcast Media)

Selected Publications

Since the mid-90’s, Dr. Fluck has been the author, co-author and presenter of numerous research studies and presenter at national and international conferences in the fields of education and business. He is a published author, with research studies in the Journal of Global Business and the Journal of Teaching in International Business. While he has presented and published primarily as a lead author in recent years, Dr. Fluck has also collaborated with colleagues and researchers from his Alma Mater, as well as from other US universities, on scholarly articles.

 

Publications

Dr. Fluck maintains an active, nationally recognized research program. He has been an invited speaker at over 30 national and international conferences, symposia, and colloquia, sharing his research results and pedagogical approaches of the past two decades. In fall 2019 he provided the keynote presentation titled: Collaboration Through Intercultural Communication at the New Zealand Sister Cities Conference in Palmerston North, New Zealand, as well as a presentation titled: Citizen Diplomacy and Sister Cities at the 2019 AFS Global Conference in Montreal, Canada.

2020 Virtual Montana International Educators Conference (MIEC). Human Connections, Digital Realities, Emergent Threats: Coming Together in a Time of Crisis. Presentation provided by Udo Fluck, titled: Building Intercultural and Global Competence in K-12, June 2020.

2019 AFS Global Conference. Joint presentation provided by Udo Fluck and Toni Grace, International Relations Manager, Missoula’s sister city Palmerston North, New Zealand. Montreal, presentation titled: Citizen Diplomacy and Sister Cities. Montreal, Canada. October 2019.

2019, 19th International Language Week Conference: Global Migration & Mobility. Presentation provided by Udo Fluck, titled: Teaching Intercultural Competence – Introducing the 100% Success Guarantee Model. Montana State University Billings, Montana. October 2019.

2019 Montana Education Association (MEA) and the Montana Federation of Teachers (MFT) Conference. Presentation provided by Udo Fluck, titled: Resilience Through Intercultural Skill Enhancement, Belgrade, MT. October 2019.

2019 Montana Education Association (MEA) and the Montana Federation of Teachers (MFT) Conference. Joint presentation provided by Udo Fluck and Sienna Solberg, Director SPARK! Arts, titled: Teaching Cultural Competence Through Arts Integration – An Interdisciplinary Approach. Belgrade, MT. October 2019.

2019 Cultural Mosaic: Embracing Cultures through Art. Joint keynote address provided by : Udo Fluck and Amy Ward. University of Montana, Missoula, MT. September 2019.

2019 Montana International Educators Conference (MIEC) – Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship. Presentation by Udo Fluck, titled: Best Practices in Cultural Adaptation Training for Incoming International Students. Campus of Flathead Valley Community College (FVCC) in Kalispell, MT. June 2019.

2019 Montana International Educators Conference (MIEC) – Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship. Presentation by Udo Fluck, titled: Infusing Existing Curricula With Cultural and Global Perspectives. Campus of Flathead Valley Community College (FVCC) in Kalispell, MT. June 2019.

2019 Montana Campus Compact AmeriCorps Program. Presentation provided by Udo Fluck, titled: Relating to Members of Culturally Diverse Communities – Cultural Sensitivity in Communication and Collaboration, at/Seeley Lake, MT. May 2019.

2019 Sister Cities New Zealand Conference – Connecting People Globally for Peace and Prosperity. Keynote presentation provided by Udo Fluck, titled: Collaboration Through Intercultural Communication. Palmerston North Conference & Function Center, Palmerston North, New Zealand. March 2019.

2018 Embracing Differences to Make a Difference. Joint Keynote Address provided by Udo Fluck and Sienna Solberg, Director SPARK! Arts. University of Montana, Missoula, MT, October 2018.

2018 Montana Education Association (MEA) and the Montana Federation of Teachers (MFT) ConferencePresentation provided by Udo Fluck, titled: Managing Cultural Similarities and Differences in K-12 Classrooms. Billings, MT, October 2018.

2015 Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). Global Learning in College: Defining, Developing, and Assessing Institutional Roadmaps. Presentation provided by Udo Fluck, titled: Global Gateway: The Role of Strategic Partnerships and Leadership in P-20 Global Learning. Fort Lauderdale, Florida, October 2015.

2015 Montana Education Association (MEA) and the Montana Federation of Teachers (MFT) Conference. Presentation provided by Udo Fluck, titled: Global Competence Skill-Building in K-12. Billings, Montana, October 2015.

2015 Montana NACADA Conference (Advising for Student Success Montana’s Best Practices), 60-minute PowerPoint presentation titled: Advising for Students from Diverse Cultural Backgrounds. University Center, University of Montana, September 18, 2015.

2015 Global Competence Summer Academy (GCSA) Conference: Cross-Cultural Skill-Building for K-12 Teachers and Administrators. Facilitated by Udo Fluck. Two Full-Days, August 10 and 11, 2015.

2014 Montana Business Education Association sectional at the Montana Association of Career and Technical Education Conference, co-presented with Dr. Sandra Williams. Presentation: Window to the World: Infusing Global Competence into Your Curriculum. Missoula, Montana, October 2014.

2014 Global Competence Summer Academy (GCSA) Conference: Cross-Cultural Skill-Building  for K-12 Teachers and Faculty at the University of Montana. Facilitated by Udo Fluck. Four Half-Days, June 16 – 19, 2014.

2014 Montana Education Association (MEA) and the Montana Federation of Teachers (MFT) Conference. Facilitated two seminars (a compressed version of the 16-hour Global Competence Summer Academy). Missoula, Montana, June 2014.

2012 COMPASS Kids Conference, Three PowerPoint presentations titled: Global Culture for Kindergarten through Grade Two. Jefferson Elementary School. Missoula, Montana, May, 2012.

2011 Global Conference on Education, invited session speaker and chair. 30-minute Presentation by Udo Fluck, titled: Quantifying and Qualifying Cultures in Different Dimensions – Utilizing The Findings of Hofstede and Hall In Educating Cross-Culturally Competent and Globally Savvy Graduate Students. Riverside, California, November 18-19, 2011.

2009, 61st Annual Radiologic Technologists Conference. Plenary speaker with 60-minute PowerPoint presentation: Effective Helping and Healing Through Cross-Cultural Awareness. Discussed importance of cross-cultural skills for employees in the medical field who communicate and interact with patients from diverse cultural backgrounds. Missoula, Montana, April 18, 2009.

2009 Association of Marketing Theory and Practice (AMTP) Annual Conference. 30-minute PowerPoint presentation: Including Ethics in the Business Curriculum. Nader H. Shooshtari, Udo Fluck and Jack Reece. Cleveland State University, Jekyll Island, Georgia, March 2009.

2007 The Council on Governmental Affairs of The National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges, 30-minute PowerPoint presentation followed by panel discussion at summer meeting in Whitefish, Montana, August 2007.

2007 Association of Marketing Theory and Practice (AMTP) Annual Conference. 30-minute PowerPoint presentation: Enriching Business School Curricula with The Theory and Practice of the Multiple Intelligence Approach – Current Training Efforts by Multicultural Learning Solutions at The University of Montana.Udo Fluck, Nader H. Shooshtari and Shawn F. Clouse. Panama City, Florida, March 2007.

2007 Association of Marketing Theory and Practice (AMTP) Education Panel Panelist: Pedagogical Strategies that Stimulate Interest and Enhance Learning in the Marketing Classroom. Panama City, Florida, March 2007.

2007 Association of International Educators (NAFSA) Annual Conference. Cultural Intelligence – People Skills for University Employees. Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2007.

2006 Association For Global Business (AGB) Annual Conference, 30-minute PowerPoint presentation: Enhancing Global-Mindedness in International Business Students Using an Online Multicultural Supplement. Udo Fluck, Nader H. Shooshtari and Shawn F. Clouse. Newport Beach, California, November 2006.

2006 Citizen’s Diplomacy Community Summit – Advisory Commission on International Relationships, Keynote Speaker. Presentation: The Importance of Multicultural and International Awareness and Competence in Today’s Global Society and Environment, Civic Center, Great Falls, Montana, May 10, 2006.

2005 Association of Marketing Theory and Practice (AMTP) Annual Conference, 30-minute PowerPoint presentation:  The Dynamic Business School Environment – International Education at the University of Montana: Theory and Practice of Multicultural Training. Udo Fluck, Maureen J. Fleming, Nader H. Shooshtari and Shawn F. Clouse. Jekyll Island, Georgia, March 2005.

2004 Association of International Educators Conference (NAFSA) Region II60-minute PowerPoint presentation: Hybrid Multicultural Learning: Enriching Existing Curricula with Multicultural Thinking and Global Awareness. Missoula, Montana, October 2004.

Professional Experience

 

International Experience

Dr. Fluck has traveled extensively in Germany, Switzerland, Italy, France, Spain, England, Belgium, Holland, Canada, Mexico, and of course the U.S.

 

 

 

Honors / Awards

During the past decade, Dr. Fluck received over 10 distinguished recognitions:

Special Recognition Faculty Appreciation Award, 2016
Office of the Vice-President for Student Affairs, University of Montana

Montana Global Teacher Award (nominee), 2016
Montana World Affairs Council, Missoula, Montana

Outstanding Service to Students Award (nominee), 2012   
Graduate School, University of Montana

Faculty Appreciation Award, 2010
Office of the Vice-President for Student Affairs, University of Montana

Community Recognition Award, 2009
Office of Foreign Student and Scholar Services / International Student Association

Faculty Appreciation Award, 2009
Office of the Vice-President for Student Affairs, University of Montana

Nancy Borgmann Diversity Award, 2008
Diversity Advisory Council, University of Montana

Special Recognition Award, 2008
Office of the Vice-President for Student Affairs, University of Montana

Faculty Appreciation Award, 2008
Office of the Vice-President for Student Affairs, University of Montana

Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award in Marketing and Management, 2007
School of Business Administration, University of Montana

Faculty Appreciation Award, 2007
Office of the Vice-President for Student Affairs, University of Montana

Faculty Appreciation Award, 2006
Office of the Vice-President for Student Affairs, University of Montana

Best Paper Award, Association for Global Business, in recognition of excellence in research, 2006
Determined by peer evaluation.  Udo Fluck, N. H. Shooshtari, and S. F. Clouse.

 

Hobbies

Dr. Fluck enjoys skiing, fencing, gardening, reading, cooking, photography, classical music, volunteering in local organizations and spending time with his wife and two children.