Sabina Deitrick is Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and also Co-Director of Urban and Regional Analysis research program at the University Center for Social and Urban Research (UCSUR) at the University of Pittsburgh. Professor Deitrick teaches courses and conducts research in the areas of economic and community development, urban planning, and regional policy, with an emphasis on regional restructuring, revitalization and brownfields redevelopment.
She serves on the governing board of the Urban Affairs Association, the international professional organization for urban scholars, researchers, and public service providers. She is co-director of the University of Pittsburgh's Community Outreach Partnership Center, which first received funding from the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development in 2000. In 2004, she received the Chancellor’s Distinguished Public Service Award.
She received her BA and MA from the University of Pennsylvania and PhD in city and regional planning from the University of California, Berkeley.