Sarah L. Skripsky, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English and Department Chair
(805) 565-6122

Office Location

Reynolds Hall 102

Office Available

Fall 2020
E-mail sskripsky@westmont.edu for a Zoom appointment:
Mon./Tues.  9:30-11:15 a.m.
Thurs.          3:00-5:00 p.m.


Rhetoric and composition (history of rhetoric, epideictic rhetoric, minority and women’s rhetorics, rhetoric in Christian tradition, composition pedagogy and assessment, writing across the curriculum, writing center studies); postcolonial literature and theory (international fiction, literary nationalism, periodical studies) 

Director of Writers’ Corner 


Dr. Skripsky graduated from Northwestern College with a major in humanities and earned a Doctor of Philosophy in English at Texas Christian University, where she developed a passion for writing centers. At Westmont, she directs Writers’ Corner and teaches English and interdisciplinary studies courses. Her scholarship includes a comparative study of writing centers at Christian colleges, a narrative analysis of suffrage cartoons, a study of Virginia Woolf’s influence on Alice Walker’s womanist prose, and a chapter on mentoring student researchers using digital reference tools.