Sarah L. Skripsky, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English, Director of the Writing Center, and Writing across the Curriculum (WAC) Coordinator
(805) 565-6122

Office Location

Reynolds Hall 102

Office Available

Fall 2023 Office Hours: 
Tuesdays from 8:30-11:45 AM
Thursdays from 10:15-11:45 AM
Fridays from 8:30-10:30 AM and 12:00-3:00 PM


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.