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

Voskuyl Library 215


Office Available

Tuesday & Thursday 3:15-4:45 pm (RH 102, Zoom)

Friday 8:30 am-1 pm by appointment (VL 215, Dining Commons, Zoom)


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.