Toyin A. Augustus

Instructor in Physical Education
Phillips Fellow in Physical Education
Toyin Augustus


B.A. Pennsylvania State University


Ms. Augustus was appointed to Exeter Faculty in 2011 as a Phillips Fellow in the Physical Education department. Before Exeter, Augustus was a professional track and field hurdler whose career culminated at the 2008 Beijing Olympics where she represented her birth country, Nigeria. She also  taught and coached in the Long Beach Unified School district of California. Her experience working with diverse students throughout the district coupled with her extensive international experience strengthened her transition to the diverse, international population of students at Exeter.

Augustus’ contributions to the Academy include the coaching of NEPSTA champions, national qualifiers and school record holders. She has supported hiring committees for major school positions including Dean of Faculty, inaugural Director of Equity and Inclusion, and the newly established Director of Physical Education and Athletics. Her dedication to the inclusion and equity of all students is evidenced in the social justice efforts she leads. She continues to develop and lead experiential learning trips for students as she connects Exeter to the global community.

Augustus has been a faculty resident in Langdell Hall since her arrival. In addition, she is an academic adviser, club adviser to Exonian Encounter and ESSO Diversity, and serves on the Assembly and Admissions Committees.