Tonya M. Evans (@IPProfEvans) is a global leader, accomplished academic and administrator, in-demand keynote speaker and crypto policy and education advisor, with over twenty years of experience in law, academia, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Dr. Evans currently serves as tenured Full Professor at Penn State Dickinson Law School with a five-year co-hire appointment to the Penn State Institute for Computational and Data Sciences to pursue her interdisciplinary research. Her work focuses on the intellectual property, legal, regulatory, policy, and economic justice implications of new technologies and innovation; specifically, distributed ledger technologies, crypto assets, decentralized finance, and decentralized autonomous organizations. Dr. Evans recently joined the Board of Directors of the Digital Currency Group.


Highlights: WIPO | IBM | Yahoo Finance | SXSW & SXSW EDU | ASIPI | VoB 


Dr. Evans, author of Digital Money Demystified, empowers leaders of legacy corporate and academic institutions to enter, and excel in, the future of business in the new digital economy. She expertly prepares yesterday’s executives for tomorrow’s disruption in web3 and beyond.