About Me

Dr. Udo Fluck

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.

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.

Dr. Fluck has designed and taught over 1,200 documented intercultural and global-competence seminars in seven different elementary, middle, and high schools in the Missoula school district, since 2014. His instructional approach has received over ten 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 20 national and international conferences, sharing his research results and pedagogical approaches, during the past two decades (http://archive.umt.edu/global-gateway/gatewayk12ed.php).

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 (www.artsmissoula.org/programs/global-cultural-affairs/)

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.