The Herb Innovation Center

Graduate Student Resources

Graduate Student Association (GSA)

The Graduate Student Association representatives for the JHCOE  during the 2023-2024 academic year are:
Donovan Nichols and Jane Rhoades

Why would I contact my GSA rep?
Contact them with any graduate student concerns, questions, or information.

Go to this link to find out more about GSA at UToledo


The Herb Innovation Center provides free supplemental writing support to all students within the Judith Herb College of Education (JHCOE). We offer 30-minute writing sessions for coursework assignments and other academic-related tasks to enhance students’ educational experience. The writing support is not a replacement for any support provided by the University of Toledo Writing Center or faculty teaching courses or mentoring students on various projects (e.g., Thesis, Dissertation). The writing support is purely supplemental (see type of Support Supplemental writing support below). Students should first seek out writing support provided by their primary faculty (i.e., their faculty mentor/advisor or course instructor) and the Writing Center before seeking out supplemental writing support offered by the Herb Innovation Center. To sign up for a FREE 30-minute writing support session, please email Dr. Falynn Thompson (

The type of supplemental writing support offered to JHCOE students through The Herb Innovation Center include:

  • Brainstorming topics and ideas for writing projects
  • Improving writing style (e.g., clarity, flow, etc.)
  • Assistance with following the 7th edition of the APA publication manual 
  • Help with punctuation, spelling, and grammar
  • Final editing


American Psychological Association. (2020).  Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.).

Graff, G., & Birkenstein, C. (2014). They say / I say: The moves that matter in academic writing (3rd ed.). Norton & Company, Inc.

Strunk, W. & White, E. B. (1999). The elements of style (4th ed.). Pearson. 

Last Updated: 9/29/23