Tonya M. Evans 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 Visiting Full Professor at Penn State Dickinson Law School and recently accepted a tenured position to begin July 1, 2021.
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 serves as Chairperson of the Maker DAO’s Maker Ecosystem Growth Foundation, member of the Bermuda Global FinTech Advisory Board, and Observing Member of the Global Blockchain Business Council.
Recently, Dr. Evans created the Advantage Evans™ Academy and launched her popular course, From Cash to Crypto™. She also hosts the Tech Intersect™ Podcast (law, business, technology) and co-hosts the LIT Podcast (law, innovation and technology) with her LIT Braintrust, LLC partner, Shontavia Johnson.
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The Role of International Rules in Blockchain-Based Cross-Border Disputes, 65 Wayne State Law Rev. 1 (2019).
CryptoKitties, Cryptography, and Copyright (August 2019, BYU Copyright and Trademark Symposium Issue of the American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal, 47 AIPLA 2, 2019).
Diversifying Intellectual Property Law: Why Women of Color Remain ‘Invisible’ and How to Provide More Seats at the Table, March/April 2018 “Women in IP” issue of Landslide, the American Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Law Section Landslide Magazine.
User “Safer Harbor” from Statutory Damages: Remixing the DOC’s IP Task Force White Paper, 54 San Diego L. Rev. 1 (2017).
Statutory Heirs Apparent?: Reclaiming Copyright in the Age of Author-Controlled, Author-Benefiting Transfers, 119 W. Va. L. Rev. 297 (2016).
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