Biography

Dr. Sarah Heckman is an Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor with the Department of Computer Science.  She serves as the Director of Undergraduate Programs for the department and was the first teaching-track faculty hired in Computer Science at NC State.  She is also a three-time graduate of the department and received her Ph.D. in August of 2009.  Dr. Heckman received the NC State University Outstanding Teacher Award and the Alumni Association Outstanding Teacher Award as a representative of the College of Engineering in Spring 2015.  She is a member of the Academy of Outstanding Teachers at NC State.  Dr. Heckman teaches several of the core courses in software engineering and programming languages.  Her research interests are in computer science education and software engineering. As a graduate student, she was a three-time recipient of the IBM Ph.D. Fellowship.

Spring 2022 Office Hours (1/10/2022 to 4/25/2022) - these may be subject to change due to departmental obligations
All appointments are virtual.  Please email for the zoom link for office hours if you are not enrolled in a class I'm teaching.

  • Tuesdays 10:15a-11:15a
  • Wednesdays 12:00p-12:45p
  • By appointment (email to schedule).  

Directions to Dr. Heckman's EBII 2299 Office

Enter EBII via the East Atrium (the same side as Dr. Adams' office).  Take the Atrium stairs up to the second floor.  Enter the carpeted lobby through the door on the right.  Head straight back, take a left, a right, and my office is on the right.

Research Areas

  • Advanced Learning Technologies
  • Software Engineering and Programming Languages

Education

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

Ph.D. in Computer Science, August 2009
Masters of Computer Science, May 2005
BS in Computer Science, May 2004

CSC Spring Courses

  • CSC 216-001 LEC SW Development Fundamentals   TTh 11:45am-1:00pm   Room: 1103 James B Hunt Jr Centenni

  • CSC 216-601 LEC SW Development Fundamentals      Room: Distance Education - Online

  • CSC 216-642 LEC SW Development Fundamentals      Room: Distance Education - Online

  • CSC 217-201 LAB SW Development Fundamentals La   M 10:40am-12:30pm   Room: 1221 Engineering Building 2

  • CSC 217-202 LAB SW Development Fundamentals La   M 12:50pm-2:40pm   Room: 1221 Engineering Building 2

  • CSC 217-203 LAB SW Development Fundamentals La   M 3:00pm-4:50pm   Room: 1221 Engineering Building 2

  • CSC 217-204 LAB SW Development Fundamentals La   M 5:20pm-7:10pm   Room: 1221 Engineering Building 2

  • CSC 217-211 LAB SW Development Fundamentals La   T 8:30am-10:20am   Room: 1221 Engineering Building 2

  • CSC 217-212 LAB SW Development Fundamentals La   T 10:40am-12:30pm   Room: TBA

  • CSC 217-213 LAB SW Development Fundamentals La   T 3:00pm-4:50pm   Room: 1221 Engineering Building 2

  • CSC 217-214 LAB SW Development Fundamentals La   T 5:20pm-7:10pm   Room: 1221 Engineering Building 2

  • CSC 217-220 LAB SW Development Fundamentals La   W 8:30am-10:20am   Room: 1221 Engineering Building 2

  • CSC 217-222 LAB SW Development Fundamentals La   W 12:50pm-2:40pm   Room: 1221 Engineering Building 2

  • CSC 217-223 LAB SW Development Fundamentals La   W 3:00pm-4:50pm   Room: 1221 Engineering Building 2

  • CSC 217-231 LAB SW Development Fundamentals La      Room: TBA

  • CSC 217-601 LAB SW Development Fundamentals La      Room: Distance Education - Online

  • CSC 295-004 LEC Spec Topics in CSC - TA Training   F 3:15pm-4:30pm   Room: 1220 Engineering Building 2

  • CSC 299-001 RSC Mentored Research in CSC      Room: TBA

  • CSC 326-001 LEC Software Engr   MW 10:15am-11:30am   Room: 1103 James B Hunt Jr Centenni

  • CSC 326-201 LAB Software Engr   Th 8:10am-10:00am   Room: 1221 Engineering Building 2

  • CSC 326-202 LAB Software Engr   Th 10:40am-12:30pm   Room: 1221 Engineering Building 2

  • CSC 326-203 LAB Software Engr   Th 12:50pm-2:40pm   Room: 1221 Engineering Building 2

  • CSC 326-204 LAB Software Engr   Th 3:00pm-4:50pm   Room: 1221 Engineering Building 2

  • CSC 326-205 LAB Software Engr   Th 5:20pm-7:10pm   Room: 1221 Engineering Building 2

  • CSC 326-211 LAB Software Engr   F 8:30am-10:20am   Room: 1221 Engineering Building 2

  • CSC 326-212 LAB Software Engr   F 10:40am-12:30pm   Room: 1221 Engineering Building 2

  • CSC 326-214 LAB Software Engr   F 3:00pm-4:50pm   Room: 1221 Engineering Building 2

  • CSC 498-001 IND Independent Study in CSC      Room: TBA

  • CSC 499-001 RSC Indep Research CSC      Room: TBA

Awards

  • Computer Science 'Person of Exceptional Performance' (PEP) Award - 2019
  • Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Award - 2018
  • NC State Computer Science Outstanding Young Alumni Award - 2017
  • NC State Academy of Outstanding Teachers inductee - 2015
  • Alumni Association Outstanding Teacher Award - 2015
  • Google CS Engagement Award - 2015
  • Carol Miller Undergraduate Lecturer Award - 2014
  • Most Receptive Undergraduate Professor Outside of the Classroom - 2013

Publications

Link to Sarah Heckman's publications