Carl Artman

Faculty Asssociate

Carl J. Artman is Director of the Economic Development in Indian Country Program. He served as the 10th Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs for the U.S. Department of the Interior and as the Department’s Associate Solicitor for Indian Affairs. An enrolled member of the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin, Professor Artman has worked for his tribe as Director of Federal Affairs, Chief Legal Counsel, and as Chief Operating Officer of an Oneida Tribe-owned telecommunications venture.

Professor Artman served on the Board of Directors for the Library of Congress’s American Folk Life Center, Oneida Nation Electronics, Airadigm Communications, Inc., and the Personal Communications Industry Association. He served on the Board of the Presidential Board of Advisors on Tribal Colleges and Universities. Professor Artman was the Chairman of the Tribal Management Advisory Committee and the Tribal Budget Advisory Committee during his tenure as Assistant Secretary. He served as a member of the U.S. Delegation to the United Nation’s Convention to Eliminate Racial Discrimination. While at the Department of Interior, he served as a member of the Trust Executive Steering Committee, Climate Control Task Force Steering Committee and Fire Policy Council. He was a member of the Board of Governance for the National Indian Programs Training Center and an alternate for Board of Regents for the Haskell Indian Nations University. He served as a marketing editor for the Denver Journal of International Law Policy.


Assistant: Darlene Lester

J.D., Washington University School of Law

M.B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison

LL.M. in Natural Resources and Environmental Law, University of Denver