Dr. Jessica Young Schmidt is an Associate Teaching Professor in the Department of Computer Science at North Carolina State University. She is a two time graduate of the department and received her Ph.D. in August of 2012. After completing her Ph.D., she taught in the College of Computer and Information Sciecne at Northeastern University for two years before returning to NC State. Her research interests are in computer science education and active learning. She serves as a faculty co-advisor for the student organization ACM/AITP. Since Spring 2017, she has contributed to the department as an Accreditation (ABET) Co-Coordinator.

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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 Spring Courses

  • CSC 116-641 LEC Intro Comp - Java   MW 8:30am-10:20am   Room: Distance Education - Online

  • CSC 116-642 LEC Intro Comp - Java   MW 10:40am-12:30pm   Room: Distance Education - Online


  • 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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