Dr. Amy Schmidt is a Mathematics Ph.D. graduate from George Mason University. She is also an Applied and Computational Mathematics M.S. graduate from the University of Minnesota Duluth. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Hampton University. As part of the FITWP (First in the World Partnership) project she incorporates technology and project-based learning while implementing the flipped classroom method. Her research area is commutative algebra with a focus on rings of invariants. She is working on publishing and expanding upon her doctoral research involving properties of rings and of ring extensions that are invariant under automorphism group action.