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Joan Laybay-Marquez

Practicing Faculty


Anthony Alcoser


  • J.D, St. Mary’s School of Law, 1990
  • M.Jur, St. Mary’s University School of Law (summa cum laude) 2022
  • B.A, St. Mary’s University (cum laude) 1987

Contact Information

License to Practice

  • Texas

Specialties and Course

  • Employment & Human Resources Law Core;
  • Employment & Human Resources Law Capstone & Special Education.
  • Higher Education Law
  • Legal Issues in Student Affairs
  • Law and Ethics in Cybersecurity, Risk Management and Policy in Cybersecurity.
  • Texas School law.



  • Love, A. S., Labay-Marquez, J., & Valadez, R. (2023). Understanding Adult Learners’ Needs and Integrating Technology for Effective Online Education: Adult-Centered Approaches for Teaching and Learning. In J. Keengwe (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Innovative Frameworks and Inclusive Models for Online Learning (pp. 172-193). IGI Global.


  • CCVI Grant Recipient “Sisters Supporting Women for a Better World” 2021
  • UIW Connelly Leadership Award, 2020
  • American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA) Harry Staubs Award 2018
  • AIAA Foundation Educator Achievement Award, 2013


Joan Laybay-Marquez is the Graduate Studies Coordinator for the Dreeben School of Education at the University of Incarnate Word. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas and is admitted to practice law in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas. Prior to her entry into Higher Education Administration, she maintained a general solo practice focusing on employment law, family law, school law, wills, probate and estate planning, mortgage lending, oil and gas, corporate law and consumer bankruptcy. She served as a Municipal Court Prosecutor for the cities of San Antonio and Kirby. She is Vice President for the Women in Cybersecurity San Antonio Affiliate, Board Member for Young Professionals of the Editorial Board for the NASPA Journal of Women and Gender in Higher Education (JWG), Member of the Advisory Committee for the Space and Engineering Technologies Academy (SETA) of NEISD and Former Director of the UIW Young Women’s Global Leadership Program. She is a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church and enjoys music, reading and traveling with her family.