faculty

Karl Ulrich, Ph.D.

BIOLOGY

Office

Block Hall 322

Contact

406-683-7358

karl.ulrich@umwestern.edu

EMPLOYMENT AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, 2004-2015, The University of Montana Western
  • Interim Chancellor, Fiscal year 2003-4, The University of Montana Western
  • Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, The University of Montana Western, 2000 to present.
  • Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, The University of Montana Western, 1997-2000
  • Dean of Faculty, 1997 to 2004
  • Interim Dean of Faculty, Western Montana College of The University of Montana, July 1996-April 1997.
  • Instructor of English, spring semester 1994, Kumamoto Foreign Language Academy, Kumamoto, Japan.
  • Professor of Biological Science, 1995-present, The University of Montana Western, Associate Professor 1990-95.  Assistant Professor 1986-90.
  • WMC-UM Campus STEP (Systemic Teacher Excellence Preparation) Coordinator for the Sciences, 1994-95
  • Biology Program Coordinator, WMC-UM, Academic year 1995-6.
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate. Michigan State University. January 1984-August 1986.

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1984.  Major: Zoology, Emphasis Ecology
  • M.S., Michigan State University, 1979.  Major: Botany and Plant Pathology, Emphasis Ecology
  • B.A., University of Minnesota, Duluth, 1975: Major Biology; Minor Chemistry

RESEARCH

  • Student/Faculty Research.  1994-96, Stream studies as part of STEP-funded curricular reform where research was integrated into coursework.
  • Postdoctoral:  1984-86 full-time and 1986-99 part-time study on the effects of whole tree harvest on the stream communities of the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, New Hampshire.
  • Ph.D.:  1979-84.  Studies on the nutrient uptake patterns and primary productivity of emergent aquatic vegetation.  Also, the effects of marshes on water quality.
  • M.S.:  1977-79.  Studies on the primary productivity and community structure of a southern Michigan sphagnum bog.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Ulrich, K. E., T. M. Burton and D. G. Uzarski, 1999.  The effects of whole-tree harvest on benthic insects in small New Hampshire streams.  Verh. Int. Verein. Limnol.
  • Ulrich, K. E., T. M. Burton and M. P. Oemke, 1993.  The effects of whole tree harvest on epilithic algae in headwater streams of New Hampshire.  Journal of Freshwater Ecology.
  • Burton, T. M. and K. E. Ulrich, 1993.  The effects of whole tree harvest on leaf packs and insects in streams of the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, New Hampshire, U.S.A.  Verh. Int. Verein. Limnol.
  • Haack, S. K., T. M. Burton and K. E. Ulrich, 1988.  Effects of whole tree harvest on epilithic bacterial populations in headwater streams.  Microbial Ecology, 16:165-181.
  • Burton, T. M., K. E. Ulrich and S. K. Haack, 1988.  Community dynamics of bacteria, algae and insects in a first order stream in New Hampshire, U.S.A.  Verh. Int. Verein. Limnol., 23: 1125-1134.
  • Ulrich, K. E., and T. M. Burton, 1988.  An experimental comparison of the nutrient uptake patterns of Typha latifolia, Typha angustifolia, Sparganium eurycarpum and Phragmites australis.  Aquatic Botany, 32: 129-139.
  • Ulrich, K. E., and T. M. Burton, 1985.  The effects of nitrate, phosphate and potassium fertilization on growth and nutrient uptake patterns of Phragmites australis.  Aquatic Botany, 21: 53-62.
  • Ulrich, K. E., and T. M. Burton, 1985.  The establishment and management of emergent vegetation in artificial marshes fed by municipal effluent and the effects of the marshes on water quality.  Wetlands, 4: 205-220.
  • Ulrich, K. E., 1980.  Net primary productivity of a mature southern Michigan bog.  Michigan Academician, 12: 289-295.

CAMPUS COMMITTEES AND TASK FORCES

  • Faculty Senate, 2015 to present
  • Academic and Administrative Council, Chair, 2013 to 2015
  • Strategic Planning Task Force, Chair 2012 to 2015
  • University Budget Committee, 1995 to 2015
  • Main Hall Renovation Committee, Co-Chair, 2007 to 2015
  • X1 (block scheduling conversion) Implementation Planning Task Force, Chair, 2003
  • Strategic Planning Committee, 2000 to 2015
  • Technology Steering Committee, 2002 to 2015
  • WebCT Implementation Committee, 2003
  • NASCU (Northwest Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities) Self-study preparation team, 1998-2000
  • NASCU focused interim report preparation, 2000-1; 2005; 2007
  • Curriculum Committee (ex officio member), 1997 to 2015
  • Faculty Senate (ex officio member), 2000 to present
  • Labor-Management Committee, 1997 to present
  • Chair, Chancellor Search Committee, 1993
  • Faculty Collective Bargaining Team, 1989 to 1996
  • Management Collective Bargaining Team, 1996 to 2015
  • Classified Staff Union Bylaws Committee, 2008
  • University Council, 1996 to Present
  • Chancellor’s Senior Staff, 1996 to present

MONTANA UNIVERSITY SYSTEM COMMITTEES AND TASK FORCES

  • Montana University System Two Year Education Council 2005 to 2015
  • Montana University System General Education Council 2005-7
  • Search Committee for Deputy Commissioner for Academic and Student Affairs, Montana University System, 2008
  • Montana University System Chief Academic Officers Committee, 1996 to 2015
  • The University of Montana Chief Academic Officers Committee, 1996 to 2015
  • The University of Montana Executive Officers Committee, 2003 to 2015

OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICE ROLES

  • NWCCU (Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities) Evaluation Committee Chair, 2009 to present
  • NWCCU evaluator, 2005 to present
  • Northwest Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (NASCU) Liaison Officer, 2001 to 2007
  • Faculty Association (faculty union) President, 1989 to 1991
  • NASCU (Northwest Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities) Self-study preparation team, 1998-2000
  • NASCU focused interim report preparation, 2000-1; 2005; 2007
  • Member of editorial board, the Montana Professor, 1991-96