Faculty

Udo  Fluck

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Personal Summary

Dr. Udo Fluck is a German born cross-cultural researcher, curriculum developer and faculty member. He uses an interactive, award-winning instructional approach to cross-cultural and global competence building.

Seminars are offered through Global Gateway which he directs, developing partnerships with the UM campus, Missoula businesses, K-12 schools, and community organizations, promoting cultural awareness and global competence to participants.

Global Gateway has provided over 650 seminars and education events since 2003, showing a record growth in 2014, with over 170 seminars provided and over 290 in 2015.

Born and raised in Wiesbaden, Germany, where he completed primary and secondary school, Dr. Fluck received his bachelor’s of arts in broadcast journalism (1993), master degrees in interdisciplinary studies - media management (1995), master degree in education - instructional media technology (1999), and his doctorate degree of philosophy (2003) from the University of Montana.

Dr. Fluck’s doctoral research served as the foundation for the development of a cross-cultural and global competence program at UM, which he initiated in 2003. For the past 15 years, as an instructor-at-large, he has taught courses, in Germany and the US, ranging from 100-intro-level to 600-graduate-level.

In addition, he maintains an active, nationally recognized research program. His research results in pedagogy, instructional design and course development have been published in several peer–reviewed academic journals in recent years.  While he has published primarily as a lead author over the years, he has also collaborated with colleagues and researchers from other US universities on scholarly articles since the mid 90´s.

Furthermore, Dr. Fluck is the invited first author for a chapter in a nationwide publication, endorsed by the American Council on Education and is part of the American Council on Education Series on Higher Education. On a countrywide level, he has been a plenary speaker and panelist at over a dozen national conferences.

Education

Doctorate of Philosophy – Multicultural Education and Online Technology, 2003
Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Montana, Missoula, Montana
Dissertation: Development of an Online Supplement to Reduce Ethnocentrism

Executive Leadership Management Training, 2002
IFAS Executive Management Corporation, Bad Homburg, Germany

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

Courses Taught

By Semester

On average, Dr. Fluck developed one new course per year, during the past decade, ranging from 100-intro-level to 600-graduate level courses.

EDLD 673 Leadership across Cultures                                         Spring 2016
MGMT 645 Managing across Cultural and Ethical Borders
C&I 395 Study Abroad Culture Prep
  
MGMT 480  Cross-Cultural Management                                     Fall 2015
C&I 395 Study Abroad Culture Prep
C&I 195 Global Competence

MGMT 645 Managing across Cultural and Ethical Borders          Spring 2015
MGMT 480  Cross-Cultural Management
C&I 395 Study Abroad Culture Prep
C&I 191 Global Issues and Cultural Perspectives
C&I 124 Orientation to the U.S.
  
MGMT 480  Cross-Cultural Management                                     Fall 2014
C&I 395 Study Abroad Culture Prep
ANTY 191 Cultural Adaptation to the U.S.

ENFM 481  Cultural Savvy Through Film                                     Summer 2014
MGMT 645 Managing Across Cultural and Ethical Borders         

MGMT 480  Cross-Cultural Management                                     Spring 2014
HC 395  Study Abroad Culture Prep
ANTY 191 Global Issues and Cultural Perspectives
ANTY 124 Orientation to the U.S.

ANTY 191 Global Issues and Cultural Perspectives                    Fall 2013
ANTY 124 Orientation to the U.S.
HC 395 SP Study Abroad Culture Prep

ENFM 481  Cultural Savvy Through Film                                    Summer 2013
MGMT 645 Managing Across Cultural and Ethical Borders


ANTY 191  Global Issues and Cultural Perspectives                  Spring 2013
MGMT 480  Cross-Cultural Management

ANTY 191  Global Issues and Cultural Perspectives                  Fall 2012

ENFM 481  Cultural Savvy Through Film                                    Summer 2012
MGMT 645 Managing across Cultural and Ethical Borders

ANTY 191  Global Issues and Cultural Perspectives                  Spring 2012
               
*Reassigned to International Programs to spearhead design of new academic course continue developing cross-cultural and global training programs, Fall 2011

ANTY 191 Global Issues and Cultural Perspectives.

*Academic reassignment as Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology.

GEOG 141  Geography of World Regions                                  Spring 2011
MGMT 480  Cross-Cultural Management
MGMT 320  Business Ethics
MGMT 645 Managing Across Cultural and Ethical Borders

ENFM 481  Cultural Savvy Through Film                                   Winter 2011

GPHY 141  Geography of World Regions                                  Fall 2010
GPHY 347  Regional Geography: Europe
MGMT 480  Cross-Cultural Management
MGMT 320  Business Ethics

GEOG 141  Geography of World Regions                                 Summer 2010
GEOG 495/ENFM 495 Cultural Geography Through Film
     
GPHY 141  Geography of World Regions                                 Spring 2010
GPHY 391 Global Hot Spots
GPHY 443  Cultural and Global Competence
MGMT 480  Cross-Cultural Management
MGMT 320  Business Ethics
MGMT 645 Managing Across Cultural and Ethical Borders

GEOG 141  Geography of World Regions                                Winter 2010
GEOG 495  Cultural Geography Through Film

GPHY 141  Geography of World Regions                                Fall 2009
GPHY 443  Cultural and Global Competence
MGMT 480  Cross-Cultural Management
MGMT 320  Business Ethics

GEOG 103  Geography of World Regions                               Summer 2009
GEOG 495/ENFM 495 Cultural Geography Through Film
 
GEOG 103  Geography of World Regions                               Spring 2009
GEOG 395 Global Hot Spots
GEOG 417  Cultural and Global Competence
MGMT 480  Cross-Cultural Management
MGMT 440  Business Ethics

GEOG 103  Geography of World Regions                               Fall 2008
GEOG 417  Cultural and Global Competence
MGMT 480  Cross-Cultural Management
MGMT 440  Business Ethics

GEOG 103  Geography of World Regions                              Summer 2008
GEOG 495  Cultural Geography Through Film

GEOG 417  Cultural and Global Competence                        Spring 2008
MGMT 480  Cross-Cultural Management
MGMT 440  Business Ethics

GEOG 103  Geography of World Regions                             Fall 2007
GEOG 417  Cultural and Global Competence
MGMT 480  Cross-Cultural Management
MGMT 440  Business Ethics

GEOG 395  Globalization and the Intercultural Workplace   Spring 2007
GEOG 417  Cultural and Global Competence
MGMT 480  Cross-Cultural Management
MGMT 440  Business Ethics

GEOG 395  Globalization and the Intercultural Workplace   Fall 2006
GEOG 495  Cultural and Global Competence
MGMT 480  Cross-Cultural Management
MGMT 440  Business Ethics
HC 120  Multicultural Competence –
An Academic and Professional Career Requirement

ANTH 495 Film as Anthropology –
Learning About Cultures through Film                                  Summer 2006

GEOG 495  Cultural and Global Competence                      Spring 2006
MGMT 480  Cross-Cultural Management
MGMT 440  Business Ethics

GEOG 495  Cultural & Global Competence                          Fall 2005
HC 120  Multicultural Competence –
An Academic and Professional Career Requirement

Teaching Experience

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

Adjunct Faculty, Cross-Cultural and Global Competence 2014-present
Department of Curriculum and Instruction and Department of Educational Leadership
College of Education and Human Sciences, University of Montana

Adjunct Faculty, Cross-Cultural and Global Competence 2004-present
Department of Marketing and Management
School of Business Administration, University of Montana

Adjunct Faculty, Cross-Cultural and Global Competence 2005-2014
Davidson Honors College, University of Montana

Adjunct Faculty, Cross-Cultural and Global Competence 2011-2013
Department of Anthropology, College of Humanities and Sciences

Lecturer, Cross-Cultural and Global Competence
Department of Geography, College of Humanities and Sciences 2008-2011

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Cross-Cultural and Global Competence 2007-2008
Department of Geography, College of Humanities and Sciences

Adjunct Instructor, Cross-Cultural and Global Competence 2005-2006
Department of Geography, College of Humanities and Sciences

Research Associate, Cross-Cultural and Global Competence 2003-2005 
Office of Research and Creative Scholarship, Research and Curriculum Development

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

 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

 School of Business Administration

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT
*One course per year since 2005.

Undergraduate Curriculum
HC 120 Multicultural Competence – An Academic and Professional Career Requirement
ANTY 191 Global Competence
ANTY 191 Global Issues and Cultural Perspectives
ANTY 124 Orientation to the U.S.
HC 395 Study Abroad Culture Prep
GPHY 347 Regional Geography: Europe
GPHY 443 Cultural and Global Competence
GPHY 391 Global Hot Spots
GEOG 395 Globalization and the Intercultural Workplace
ENFM 481 Cultural Savvy through Film (Since 2009 part of the Teaching with Film Institute)

Graduate Curriculum
MGMT 645 Managing Across Cultural and Ethical Borders
EDLD 673 Leadership Across Cultures

Research Interests

International & Global Studies, Cultural Studies, Diversity Education and Programming, Multicultural & Global Competence Training, Cross-Cultural Management, Curriculum Development and Instructional Design.

 

Projects

Dr. Fluck has developed, facilitated and overseen many projects at UM, in K-12 and in the Missoula community. One example is the Global Gateway Foreign Film Series (GGFFS)

The GGFFS started in the spring of 2012 in the University Center Theater, on the University of Montana campus. Global Gateway is part of UM's Office of International Programs (OIP). The motivation behind the series was the fact that films con do so much more than just entertain and distract from daily life.

Well-made movies have the potential to serve as very effective educational tool, aiding in understanding things better, remembering them better and utilizing them better.  As a matter of fact, films can be its own gateway to exploring complex ideas and open the viewer's eyes to "the other", what sets us apart, what connects us, to our differences, but more often to similarities and what we all, as humans, strive for.  This cinematic education in an auditorium can include learning about different people, languages, traditions, values, customs, habits, behaviors, and many other cultural aspects of diverse populations around the globe.  In spring 2014, the Global Gateway Foreign Film Series  connected even more to the Missoula public, by moving from UM's University Center Theater to the Roxy Community Theater downtown, on Higgins Avenue.

There are many ways to fulfill OIP's Mission of "...promoting and providing...educational opportunities that contribute to the development of a globally-minded community." GGFFS accomplishes that mission, by connecting campus and community, providing enlightening “windows to the world”, linking Missoula to the world and the world to Missoula, thus aiding in the growth of a globally-minded population.

The popularity of the series has grown over the past years and attracts, every month, a steady viewership of about 40 - 60 people, community members and students alike. The film with the highest number of attendees to date was shown on Wednesday, March 26th, 2014, when 120 people found their way to the Roxy, to watch The Lives of Others and to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Cold War.
Screening times are typically the second or third Wednesday in the months between September - April. Screening times are 7:00 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m., for pre-movie mixing and mingling. All films in the GGFFS are free of charge and open to the public, have English subtitles and are introduced by a UM faculty, or a community member, with travel, research or teaching experience in the featured country and culture.

The popularity of the series has grown over the past years and attracts, every month, a steady viewership of about 40 - 60 people, community members and students alike. The film with the highest number of attendees to date was shown on Wednesday, March 26th, 2014, when 120 people found their way to the Roxy, to watch The Lives of Others and to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Cold War.
Screening times are typically the second or third Wednesday in the months between September - April. Screening times are 7:00 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m., for pre-movie mixing and mingling. All films in the GGFFS are free of charge and open to the public, have English subtitles and are introduced by a UM faculty, or a community member, with travel, research or teaching experience in the featured country and culture.

Refreshments and/or traditional snacks are typically available at the Roxy Concession Stand, at the entrance, to compliment the cultural focus of each film. For the award-winning film "Babette's Feast", prominent Missoula chef Abe Risho and owner of the Silk Road Restaurant provided not only a wonderful introduction to the film, but also a delicacy that is prepared in the film. Pâté en Sarcophage was available at the Roxy Concession Stand for the audience to enjoy, as an "appetizer" before the feature film started.

A committee composed of UM and K-12 faculty, who passionately teach with film, and in film programs, and enthusiastic community members select a regional focus or topic and choose three to four films per semester that fit the selected emphasis and theme.

Committee Chair: 2012 - present
Udo Fluck, Director, Global Gateway

Committee Members: 2015 -2016
•Clary Loisel, Modern and Classical Languages and Film Studies
•Phil Fandozzi, Department of English and Film Studies
•Ashley Rezvani, a UM student
•Nancy Matthews, who serves as a consultant on cultural exchange
•Mike Steinberg, The Roxy Community Theater

Committee Members: 2014 -2015
•Clary Loisel, Modern and Classical Languages and Film Studies
•Phil Fandozzi, Department of English and Film Studies
•Julie Edwards, The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library
•Eunbee Seo, an international student, studying in UM’s Media Arts Department
•Patricia Hixson, Faculty, Hellgate High School
•Nancy Matthews, who serves as a consultant on cultural exchange
•Chris Sand, The Roxy Community Theater

Past Committee Members include:
•Michael Murphy, Professor, Media Arts
•Sean O’Brien, Professor, English & Film Studies
•Michel Valentin, Professor, Modern and Classical Languages/Literatures
•Janet Rose, International Wildlife Media Center
•Charlene Campbell, Artistic Director, Rocky Mountain Ballet Theater
•Robin Murray, Wild Horse Productions

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.

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

Montana Education Association and the Montana Federation of Teachers Annual Conference. Presentation:
Global Competence Skill-Building in K-12, Billings, Montana, October 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, UM, September 18, 2015.

Montana Education Association and the Montana Federation of Teachers annual conference. I facilitated two seminars (a compressed version of the 16-hour Global Competence Summer Academy), Missoula, Montana, June 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.

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

Global Conference on Education, invited session speaker and chair. 30-minute PowerPoint Presentation: 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Association of Marketing Theory & 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.

Association of International Educators Conference (NAFSA) Region II, 60-minute PowerPoint presentation: Hybrid Multicultural Learning: Enriching Existing Curricula with Multicultural Thinking and Global Awareness. Missoula, Montana, October 2004.

Affiliations

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS (past and present)

Member, Association of International Educators (NAFSA)

Member, Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE)

Member, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)

Member, Global Studies Association (GSA)

Member, Association for Cultural Studies (ACS)

Member, The National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE)

Member, Montana World Affairs Council, (MWAC)

Professional Experience

PROGRAM MANAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT

In 2003 Udo Fluck was awarded a Ph.D., with an emphasis in multicultural
educational training and instructional technology from his alma mater.

Since 2004, he held the following professional positions at the University of Montana.

Director, Global Gateway 2013 - 2016
Office of International Programs, University of Montana

Manage an innovative service portal in multicultural and global education and provide training opportunities for faculty, students and staff.  Offer leadership and vision for curricular and co-curricular initiatives that foster diversity and inclusive excellence.  Develop and execute workshops and seminars for instructional improvement and offer summer academy for faculty.  Maintain nationally recognized research portfolio and publish/present results. Collaborate with colleagues of different disciplinary and social backgrounds, as well as academic departments to ensure diversity content and perspectives are infused in existing curricula.  Advise and mentor students of underrepresented groups.  Develop and coordinate community outreach.

Founder and Director, Multicultural Learning Solutions 2004 - 2013
Office of International Programs, University of Montana

My doctoral research served as the foundation for the development of MLS.  Designed and offered courses and trainings, primarily for students, faculty and staff at the University of Montana, with the goal to foster diversity and inclusion in curricular and co-curricular experiences.

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, I have 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 (nomine), 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 Borgman 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.