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Northwest Missouri State University

Dr. Augustus Hallmon

Dr. Augustus Hallmon



204 Martindale Hall


660.562.1483 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 2016

Assistant Professor


  • Ph.D. Recreation, Sport, and Tourism; University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), 2016
    • Dissertation:  “Are There Any Activities?”  Black Mothers’ perceptions and choices pertaining to recreational activities for their children”
  • M.S. Information Systems Management:  Project Management; DeVry Keller School of Management, 2010
  • B.S. Leisure Studies; University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), 2005

Academic Interests

  • Positive Youth Development within Recreation
  • Racial Formation Theory within Recreation
  • Racial Socialization within Recreation
  • Cultural Competency within Recreation Agencies
  • Marginalized youth
  • Out-of-school recreation activities
  • Marginalized population perceptions and beliefs about recreation activities
  • Community Recreation

Scholarly Activity


  • Barnett, L. A., and Hallmon, A. W. (2015). Play and Tourism. In J. Jafari & H. Xiao (Eds.), Handbook of Tourism, 2nd ed., 1-2,  Heidelberg: Springer, DOI:  10.1007/978-3-319-01669-6_425-1
  • Hallmon, A. W. (in review).  A Snapshot of Inclusiveness:  Staff Composition & Mentoring Practices.  
  • Hallmon, A. W. (2014).  The Current Status of Mentoring and Diversity Among Illinois Park and Recreation Agencies.  IPRA TodayNovember 20, 1.  Retrieved from
  • Hallmon, A. W. (2015).  Program Information on the Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.  IPRA TodayMay 1, 1.  Retrieved from


  • Hallmon, A. W., Owens, M. (Nov. 2015).  Women & Minority Staff Representation within Recreation Agencies:  A Training Model.  Missouri Park and Recreation Association Annual Conference, Richmond Heights, MO.
  • Hallmon, A. W. (Oct., 2015).  Black Mothers, Racial Socialization, and Cultural Competency.  Alberta Recreation and Park Association Conference, Lake Louise, Alberta.
  • Hallmon, A. W. (May, 2015).  Black Mothers and the Racial Socialization Process.  International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry Conference, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois.
  • Hallmon, A. W., Robinett, J. (January, 2015).  What About Us? Women and Minority Staff Representation Within Recreation Agencies.  Illinois Park and Recreation Association Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Hallmon, A. W. (March, 2013).  Examining the Effects of Diversity on Organizational Policies and Procedures.  Poster presentation at National Intramural Recreational Sport Association Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Hallmon, A. W., LeFevour, K., Houston, J., Jackson, S. (October, 2012).  LEAP On In:  Student Development Program at the University of Illinois. Illinois Intramural Recreational Sport Association Annual Region 3 Conference, Evanston, Illinois.
  • Hallmon, A. W., & Jackson, S. (January, 2012).  Discovering your management style.  Lead-On Annual Conference, Columbus, Ohio.

Student Group Advisement

  • Minority Men’s Organization (MMO)

Other Professional Experience


  • CPRP - Certified Park and Recreation Professional

Professional Goal

  • Advocating for equitable and positive recreation opportunities for marginalized youth and adults.