It is with great sadness that we share the passing of former University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) Professor Martin Staniland, who died Thursday, November 26, 2020.
Staniland joined GSPIA in 1984 as an associate professor. He was subsequently promoted to full professor and went on to serve as the School’s interim dean from 1995-1996, interim associate dean in the spring of 2012 and the director of the International Affairs program. He twice received the Joseph Pois Award for Distinguished Service from GSPIA. He retired in April 2018.
He is survived by his wife Alberta Sbragia, a long-time Pitt faculty member, sister Kay Staniland, half-sister Brenda Delamain, daughter Laura Trybus and son-in-law Matthew Trybus, son Paul Staniland and daughter-in-law Rebecca Incledon, and two grandchildren, Ethan and Leo Staniland.