Cherish Lesko

Cherish Lesko, Ed.D.

Instructor of Mechanical Engineering


Dr. Cherish Lesko joined the faculty of the School of Engineering and Computer Science in 2018 as an instructor in mechanical engineering. Dr. Lesko has previously been an instructor at Johns Hopkins University, University of Delaware, and Clark State Community College. She has worked for DuPont CR&D, WebCore Technologies, and as a contractor for Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Air Force Research Laboratory, gaining industrial and government experience in polymer and composite research and development. Dr. Lesko also has research experience in active and adaptive methodologies to improve engineering education and STEM student retention.

Education and Credentials

  • Ed.D. in College Teaching and Learning, Walden University
  • M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, University of Delaware
  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Cedarville University

Scholarly Works

  • Relationship Between Active Learning Methodologies and Community College Students’ STEM Course Grades (Cherish Christina Lesko) Faculty Dissertations (2017)
  • The Study of Orientation Development in Poly(ethylene terephthalate) Fibers Using Raman Spectroscopy (Cherish Christina Lesko) Engineering and Computer Science Faculty Publications (1999)
  • Experimental Determination of the Fiber Orientation Parameters and the Raman Tensor of the 1614 cm-1 Band of Poly(ethylene terephthalate) (Cherish Christina Lesko) Journal of Molecular Structure (2000)
  • Dynamic Raman Measurement of Polymers for Intelligent Manufacturing (Cherish Christina Lesko, J. F. Rabolt and B. Chase) American Chemical Society National Meeting (1998)  
  • Raman Studies of Crystalline Reorientation in PET Fibers During Continuous Draw (Cherish Christina Lesko, J. F. Rabolt and B. Chase) American Chemical Society National Meeting (1998)

View a listing of scholarly works in the Cedarville University Digital Commons »


  • Interests: Supporting my kids in all their activities (marching band, dance, Ultimate), reading science fiction, gardening, martial arts
  • Why Cedarville?: Because Cedarville provides a unique opportunity to impact generations of engineers and the profession as a whole through quality Christian education.