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Faculty Image Udo Fluck
Office: International Center 111
Phone: (406) 243-5585
Fax: (406) 243-6194
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Current Position:

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Cross-Cultural & Global Competence, Department of Anthropology

Adjunct Faculty, Cross-Cultural and Global Competence Development, Davidson Honors College and School of Business Administration


Dr. Udo Fluck joined the Department of Anthropology in fall of 2011, as an Adjunct Assistant Professor, teaching in the area of cross-cultural and global competence. He also joined the Office of International Programs in fall of 2011, where he transferred Multicultural Learning Solutions (MLS) and continues to conduct cross-cultural research and develops cross-cultural and global competence courses, seminars, workshops and trainings.

Dr. Fluck was born, raised, and received his primary education in Germany. His formal education is very diverse. He holds a Ph.D. and two Master’s degrees and a Bachelor Degree from the University of Montana. During the past decade, he has worked as a curriculum developer, faculty member, and cross-cultural researcher in Germany and the US. When Dr. Fluck taught his first UM course in global competence in 2004 he had a total enrollment of 10 students. The need to accommodate the challenge of today’s changing workforce, which demands international and global knowledge and skills in college graduates made his courses popular among students. With demand increasing, he developed and taught a variety of courses over the years at the University of Montana. This past academic year, Dr. Fluck taught over 600 students!

Parallel to his teaching he has been heading the office of Multicultural Learning Solutions (MLS), between 2003 and 2013, which provides professional cultural and global competence training at UM.  During the past years, he has developed over 230 cross-cultural and global competence workshops and seminars. MLS, a unique, hybrid, interactive and award-winning instructional approach to multicultural learning, is utilized to train individuals to become more internationally-minded and competent in today's global world.

In November 2013, Dr. Fluck accepted the position as Director of Global Gateway. MLS continues to provide global competence research, instructional development and cross-cultural and global competence training for Global Gateway.  The research and development office is integrated in the Office of International Programs, housed in the International Center, at the University of Montana.

Office Hours:

Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and Thursday, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Research Interests:

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


Dr. Fluck developed and taught a variety of courses over the years in the
Department of Geography, the School of Business Administration, the Davidson
Honors College, and UM’s Summer Film Institute.

Courses offered Spring Semester 2014:

ANTY 124 - Introduction to the U.S., Tuesday and Thursday, 11:10 - noon

ANTY 191 - Global Issues & Cultural Perspectives, Tuesday and Thursday, 12:40 - 2:00 p.m.

HC 395 - Study Abroad Culture Prep, Tuesday, 3:40 - 5:00 p.m.

BMGT 480 - Cross-Cultural Management, Tuesday and Thursday, 5:10 - 6:40 p.m.

These courses were previously offered in other departments on campus:

Cultural Savvy Through Film (upper division undergraduate)
Cultural and Global Competence (upper division undergraduate)
Global Hot Spots (upper division undergraduate)
Cross-Cultural Management (upper division undergraduate)
Globalization and the Intercultural Workplace (upper division undergraduate)
Regional Geography: Europe (upper division undergraduate)
Managing Across Cultural and Ethical Borders (graduate course)


Dr. Fluck enjoys cooking, photography, skiing and classical music.


Ph.D. (Individualized Interdisciplinary Program, IIP)
Multicultural Education and Online Technology, 2003
The University of Montana

M.Ed. Instructional Media Technology, 1999
The University of Montana

M.I.S. International Media Management, 1995
The University of Montana

B.A. Journalism, 1993
The University of Montana


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:

In the late 90’s, Dr. Fluck went back to Europe to work as a media consultant and
faculty member to develop and implement a media department at an International Business
School in Germany.  He returned to the United States to complete his doctorate
degree, and in 2003 was awarded a Ph.D., with an emphasis in multicultural
educational training and instructional technology from his alma mater.

Since 2003, he held the following professional positions at the University of Montana.

Multicultural Learning Solutions (MLS), University of Montana
September 2003 - ongoing   

Senior Lecturer
Department of Geography, University of Montana. 2008 - 2011

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Geography, University of Montana. 2007 - 2008

Adjunct Instructor
Department of Geography, University of Montana. 2005 - 2007

Adjunct Instructor
School of Business Administration
Department of Marketing and Management, University of Montana. 2005 - 2011

Research Associate
International Programs, University of Montana. 2003 - 2005

International Experience:

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

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.

2009     International Students: Strengthening a Critical Recourse, Chapter 7 ‘Social Support’, American Council on Education, Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Group Inc., MA, USA, 2009. First author: Udo Fluck.

2009     Association of Marketing Theory & Practice (AMTP) research paper accepted for publication in refereed conference proceedings of the annual conference, Jekyll Island, Georgia, March 2009, titled: Including Ethics in the Business Curriculum.  First author and presenter: Nader H. Shooshtari, second author: Udo Fluck, third author Jack Reece, Cleveland State University.

2007     The Journal of Global Business, (Best Paper Award) research paper accepted for publication, titled: The Positive Effect of Online Learning Technologies on the Dimensions of Global-indedness in International Business Students, Volume 18, Number 36, Fall 2007. First author: Udo Fluck, co-authors: Nader H. Shooshtari and Shawn F. Clouse

2007     Journal of Teaching in International Business, research paper accepted for publication, titled: Reducing Ethnocentrism in International Business Students., Volume 18, Number 2 & 3, 2007.  First author: Udo Fluck, co-authors: Nader H. Shooshtari and Shawn F. Clouse

2007     Association of Marketing Theory & Practice (AMTP), research paper accepted for publication in refereed conference proceedings of the annual conference, Panama City, Florida, March 2007, titled: Incorporating the Theory and Practice of the Multiple Intelligence Approach to Enhance Student Learning. First author: Udo Fluck, co-authors: Nader H. Shooshtari and Shawn F. Clouse

2006     Journal of International Business Education, research paper submitted for publication consideration titled: Enhancing Global-Mindedness in International Business Students Using an Online Multicultural Supplement (status: withdrawn, November 2006) First author: Udo Fluck, co-authors: Nader H. Shooshtari and Shawn F. Clouse

2005     Association of Marketing Theory & Practice (AMTP), research paper accepted for publication in refereed conference proceedings of the annual conference, Jekyll Island, Georgia, March 2005, titled: The Dynamic Business School Environment - International Education at The University of Montana - The Theory and Practice of Multicultural Training.  First author and presenter: Udo Fluck, co-authors: Maureen J. Fleming, Nader H. Shooshtari and Shawn F. Clouse

Languages Known:

  • English - native/bilingual proficiency
  • German - native/bilingual proficiency