Mark W. Podvia
Mark Podvia is a faculty member at The Dickenson School of Law and at Shippensburg University. He has served as an Assistant Law Librarian (1989 – 1996), and Associate Law Librarian (1996 – present), and as the Archivist (1993 to present) for the University Libraries at The Dickenson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University in Carlisle, PA.
He received his Bachelor of Arts cum laude from Grove City College with a major in Political Science and History. His Juris Doctor degree was earned at The Dickinson School of Law in 1986. He also holds the Master of Science in Library Science from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and the Master of Arts in American Studies (2006) from the Pennsylvania State University.
In addition to his teaching and library work, Mr. Podvia is well published. Examples of book publications include:
- “Introduction” (with Professor William E. Butler), pp. iii-xix, Hon. John Reed, Pennsylvania Blackstone; Being a Modification of the Commentaries of Sir William Blackstone, With Numerous Alterations and Additions (Reprint), )Clark,, NJ.: Lawbook Exchange, 2006).
- Part I, “The Early Years, 1750 – 1920,” pp. 1–87, Cumberland Justice: Legal Practice in Cumberland County, 1750-2000, (Carlisle: Cumberland County Bar Association, 2001).
- “Northwest Ordinance” and “Titles of Nobility,” Encyclopedia of the United States Constitution, David Schultz, ed. (NY: Facts on File, 2008).
Examples of legal articles include:
- “Demystifying Pennsylvania Law: Finding Your Way Through the Tangle of Pennsylvania Legislation on the General Assembly Website,” Pennsylvania Library Association Bulletin, July 2007, at 11-13.
- “Researching, Writing and Publishing Institutional History: An Ideal Quest for the Inquisitive Librarian,” Pennsylvania Library Association Bulletin, February 2006, at 6.
- “The Victorian-Era Law Office: How to Furnish Your Workplace for Under $100,” 96 Law Library Journal 727-31 (Fall 2004).
- “The Use of Trivia as a Tool to Enhance the Teaching of Legal Research,” 12 Perspectives 156-159 (Spring 2004).
- “Yes, Pittsburgh, There is a Santa Claus,” 7 Green Bag, 2d Series 33-39 (Autumn 2003).
- “Twenty-Five Years of Excellence: Dickinson International Law Annual;” Dickinson Journal of International Law; Penn State International Law Review 479-491; 589-614 (Fall 2006).
- “The Dickinson Law Review: A History,” 108 Penn State Law Review 747-853 (Winter 2004).