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Tonya M. Evans (@IPProfEvans) is a global leader, accomplished academic and administrator, and world-renowned speaker with over twenty years of experience in law, innovation, academia, and entrepreneurship. Dr. Evans currently serves as tenured Professor of Law at Penn State Dickinson Law School. Beginning July 1, 2022, she will commence a five-year co-hire appointment to the Penn State Institute for Computational and Data Sciences to continue her interdisciplinary research. Her work focuses on the legal, regulatory, policy, and economic justice implications of new technologies and innovation; specifically, distributed ledger technologies, cryptocurrencies, and other cryptographically secured digital assets including non-fungible tokens (NFTs), decentralized finance (DeFi), and decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs).

Dr. Evans was named to the prestigious Forbes 50 Over 50 List in the category of Investment to honor 50 women who are shaping the future of finance, fueling high-growth businesses and forging a more innovative and inclusive financial future. She was also named to the Fastcase 50 of 2021 list, an annual award that recognizes 50 of the smartest, most courageous, innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders in the law. In 2018, Prof. Evans received the inaugural Blockchain Enterprise Award in the category of Governance and Policy Leadership during the Blockchain Revolution Global Conference in Toronto.

Prior to joining the Dickinson Law faculty, Professor Evans served as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Law at the UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law, created and directed the law school’s Blockchain, Cryptocurrency and Law Online Professional Certificate Program.

Dr. Evans served as Chairperson of the Maker DAO’s Maker Ecosystem Growth Foundation from 2020-2021 to oversee the final phase and full decentralization of the MakerDAO. She is also member of the Bermuda Global FinTech Advisory Board and Observing Member of the Global Blockchain Business Council.

In 2020, Dr. Evans created the Advantage Evans™ Academy and launched her popular course, From Cash to Crypto™, and NFT Law Guide for Creatives and Collectors. She also hosts a weekly show, the Tech Intersect™ Podcast, that features both new and notables working at the intersection of law, business, and technology to lead in the future of work, wealth and creativity.


From Cash to Crypto: Financial Inclusion in the New Digital Cash Frontier

NFTs and Creative Empowerment

Crypto Assets and the Law: The legal implications of cryptocurrencies and blockchain

Decode the Future of Work and Wealth

The Digital Property (R)Evolution: Leveraging IP assets in a web 3.0 world

Other signature presentations include:

  • Empowering Artists of Color: The Intersection of Music Rights, Race, and Technology
  • Small Business as the Engine of the Cryptoeconomy





  • Tonya was our keynote speaker in a Crypto Masterclass for the Black@INBOUND Community presented by HubSpot. She is a tremendous subject matter expert on crypto law and brought a wealth of knowledge to our Community. As an educator, she breaks down concepts in a way that engages her audience and provides both an educational and inspirational message. We were grateful to have her strategic insight for this event. Kassandra Mendes Sr. Marketing Manager, DEIB Community Programs, Hubspot
  • Loved speaking to Professor Evans about democratizing finance DeFi & opportunities to build generational wealth. Scott Galloway Prof. G Podcast Host
  • I joined From Cash to Crypto to accelerate my own understanding and comfort with crypto. Now I can: 1. teach my daughters about how money is evolving; and, 2. point leaders I work with to great resources in this arena. Tonya Evans delivers all this and more in a digestible, inclusive, practical manner while also building a sense of community. She helps each participant start where they are and helps them to take their next steps forward to be empowered. You are in good hands with Tonya. Lee Ann Del Carpio, President, Inner Power International
  • Tonya was speaker on our regulatory panel at our Association's Inaugural Blockchain in Healthcare Summit. She was an active participant and contributed insightful and meaningful value to conversations on regulatory frameworks that will aid in Blockchain's widespread adoption. We look forward to having her in Future events and Summits. Chrissa MacFarlane Founder & CEO, Patientory, Inc.
  • I had the pleasure of engaging with Tonya a few months ago because she was one of the Blockchain expert speakers at the 2019 HUE Tech Summit. Her knowledge of blockchain technology is outstanding and she truly inspired the attendees with her talk. She is a professional and down-to-earth leader to watch. Jumoke K. Dada Founder & CEO, HUE Tech Summit
  • Professor Evans was a great panelist at Voice of Blockchain and an even better dinner guest at a private function afterward. Her unique ability to teach in any setting made a difficult subject dissolve into an easy conversation. I recommend her as a public speaker who will put effort into her participation in an event. Joe “Disruption Joe” Hernandez Founder Voice of Blockchain