Dr. Jessica Young Schmidt is an Associate Teaching Professor in the Department of Computer Science at North Carolina State University. Her primary responsibility is teaching undergraduate courses. Her teaching focus has been CSC116: Introduction to Computing – Java (CS1 for majors). She has redesigned her CSC116 course delivery to include flipped lectures. To help students see the big picture of the course, she created and introduced a comprehensive exercise for students to complete during the final two weeks of the course. Her experience report about the comprehensive exercise earned Third Best Paper for the Experience Reports and Tools Track for the SIGCSE 2020 Technical Symposium. Since Spring 2017, she has contributed to the department as an Accreditation (ABET) Manager. Her research interests are in computer science education and active learning in the classroom.

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Research Areas

  • Software Engineering and Programming Languages


Ph.D., in Computer Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 2012.

M.S., in Computer Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 2009.

B.S., in Computer Science and Mathematics, Roanoke College, Salem, VA, 2007.

CSC Fall Courses

  • CSC 116-005 LEC Intro Comp - Java   TTh 8:30am-10:20am   Room: 341 111 Lampe Drive

  • CSC 116-006 LEC Intro Comp - Java   TTh 10:40am-12:30pm   Room: 341 111 Lampe Drive


  • Sarah Heckman, Jessica Young Schmidt, and Jason King, "Integrating Testing Throughout the CS Curriculum," The 1st International Software Testing Education (TestEd) Workshop, 2020.
  • Jessica Young Schmidt, "Reviewing CS1 Materials through a Collaborative Software Engineering Exercise: An Experience Report,"The 51st ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE ’20), 2020. Third Best Paper for the Experience Reports and Tools Track
  • Ana Vila-Parrish, Tameshia Ballard Baldwin, Tzvetelina Battestilli, Hailey Queen, Jessica Young Schmidt, and Sue Carson. "TH!NK: A Framework to Assess and Support Critical and Creative Thinking," American Society for Engineering Education Proceedings, 2016.
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