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Cynthia R. Mullins

Antioch University Online

Cynthia R. Mullins is an experienced business law and certified human resources professional as well as a management professor.

She is CEO & Founder of Baldwin Rise, a mission-driven firm dedicated to educating clients through legal and human resources consulting; ethics, compliance, and risk mitigation; facilitation and mediation services; and academic mentoring and coaching. Further, she leads human resources and compliance training courses to national audiences.

Cynthia is a member of The Links, Incorporated and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She serves as a mentor for the Jackie Robinson Foundation and a regional trustee for the National Urban League. She serves on the board of Martha’s Vineyard Center for Education and Training. Cynthia is also an officer of Cooper Worth Wiggins, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing education, cultural enrichment, internships, and preservation services in support of HBCU (historically black college and university), art collections.

Educational History

  • J.D., University of Connecticut School of Law
  • M.S., Business Ethics and Compliance, Cambridge College
  • B.A., Political Science, University of Connecticut

A lifelong learner, Cynthia earned the following micro-credential certificates: scholar-practitioner sponsored by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; internal coach intensive at Columbia University’s Teachers College; human resources management from Duke University; and negotiation mastery from Harvard Business School Online.

Teaching Statement

Education is empowerment; I am passionate about facilitating engaging, life-altering learning experiences that help students grow and develop.

  • Identity, Values & Purpose
  • Leadership from the Soul
  • Women and Negotiation
  • Public Arbitrator – FINRA
  • SHRM – CP
  • Connecticut Bar Association


Cynthia Mullins

Coach and Facilitator,

Women in Leadership


Courses Taught

  • Leadership
  • Negotiation
  • Human Resources Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Organizational Development
  • Paralegal Studies
  • Legal Research and Writing
  • Administrative Law
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Law
  • Workforce Development

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