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​2024 Lindback Award for Outstanding Teaching​

I am extremely honored for my fourth consecutive nomination for the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award for Outstanding Teaching. Thank you to all the students who nominated me as one of the semi-finalists. If you are interested in knowing more about my teaching philosophy, I invite you to read my teaching statement, join any of my classes, ask for existing recordings, or contact me directly.  ​


  • ME 2100: Statics [Fall 2018, Fall 2019, Fall 2020, Fall 2021, Fall 2023]

  • ME 3300: Materials Science I [Spring 2018]

  • ME 2900: ME Laboratory I [Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022]

  • ME 3900: ME Laboratory II [Spring 2018]

Awards & Grants

  • Junior Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching [2024]

  • Villanova University Engineering Alumni Society Award for Teaching Excellence [2024]

  • William F. Farrell Award [2022]

  • Finalist, Lindback Award for Outstanding Teaching [2022]

  • Semifinalist, Lindback Award for Outstanding Teaching [2021, 2022, 2023, 2024]

  • VITAL Minigrant Program  [2020]

  • Top Hat Scholar  [Since 2018]

Dr. Cereceda uses Top Hat active learning platform to create agile classrooms that enhance student engagement and participation.


Dr. Cereceda received an internal instructional grant (VITAL Minigrant) to support the creation of
preliminary learning activities for his agile courses.


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