faculty

Sarah L. Skripsky, Ph.D.

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

Office Location

Reynolds Hall 102

Office Available

Tuesday, 9:15-11:45 a.m., and Thursday, 8:45-11:15 a.m. 

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.