faculty

Sarah L. Skripsky, Ph.D.

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

Office Location

Reynolds Hall 102

Office Available

Fall 2019
By appointment

 

Specialization(s)


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 

Biography/Details

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.