OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma City Attorney Phil G. Busey, founder and CEO of
The Busey Group of Companies, has accepted an adjunct faculty position at
American University in Washington, D.C.
Busey, a member of the Cherokee Nation, has been named Professorial
Lecturer and will teach "Economic Development in Tribal Communities" with
Professor Violeta T. Ettle.
The course, which will be offered for the first time this summer, will look
at concepts and principles of business and economic development in tribal
communities as well as provide a framework for successful interactions with
other economic and government entities.
"I am honored to be chosen by AU as an adjunct professor for this
first-of-its-kind course offering," Busey said. "AU is a premier
institution with a strong and continuing commitment to minority and Native
American student opportunities.
"Beyond Indian gaming, the future for tribal sovereignty is in long term
economic development and education," he said.
The 1977 Oklahoma City University School of Law graduate and former adjunct
faculty member has been highly sought after nationally for his experience
and services in American Indian law and federal regulation as well as
government contracting, strategic alliances, and corporate and commercial
law. Busey has received numerous awards and recognitions for his commitment
and contributions to Indian country.
Busey has been a guest speaker during the past several years at AU's
Washington Internship for Native Students (WINS).
WINS, part of the AU Washington Semester Program, provides an opportunity
for American Indian and Alaska Native students to gain professional work
experience through an academically supervised internship within a federal
agency or private firm and to earn academic credits. While enrolled in
WINS, the students also take academic courses at the university focusing on
Native public policy concerns. They also have supervised field trips,
meetings with congressional and other government leaders and policy makers,
and enjoy social and cultural activities.