Mark W. Podvia

Mark W. Podvia

Associate Law Librarian and Archivist, Emeritus

J.D., The Dickinson School of Law
M.A., The Pennsylvania State University
M.S.L.S., Clarion University
A.B., Grove City College


About Podvia

Associate Law Librarian and Legal Research Professor Emeritus Mark Podvia provided reference services to library patrons and taught Legal Research. As archivist, he supervised the collection of materials related to the Law School's history.

Professor Podvia is a member of the American Association of Law Libraries and the Bar of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. He is a past chair of the American Association of Law Libraries Legal History and Rare Books Special Interest Section, the AALL Council of Newsletter Editors, the AALL/LexisNexis Call for Papers Committee, and the Pennsylvania Library Association Preservation Round Table. He is also a past president of the Interlibrary Delivery Service of Pennsylvania. He currently serves as editor in chief of Unbound: An Annual Review of Legal History and Rare Books and is a member of the American Association of Law Libraries Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Contest Committee.

Mark Podvia retired from Penn State in September 2014 following 25 years of service to the law school.  He now serves as Head of Public Services and Instruction and Special Collections Librarian at the West Virginia University College of Law.  He continues to offer ghost tours of Carlisle each fall in support of Dickinson Law’s Public Interest Law Fund (PILF).

Select Publications

Dean William Trickett, Pennsylvania Bar Association Quarterly, October 2019

Pennsylvania Public Pensions And Public Pension Forfeiture Part II: Current Forfeiture Law and Proposed Amendments, Pennsylvania Bar Association Quarterly, April 2018 (with Charles E. Shields III)