Scholar Tea



Join Cameron and Shawna for "Scholar Tea", which is a delightful higher ed podcast 4 the culture that is a mash-up of humor, tips, and scholar interviews.Follow us on Twitter @Scholar_TeaEmail us at


  • S2_E7_Existential Questions_Dian Squire

    23/01/2023 Duración: 36min

    In this episode Shawna and Cameron check in at the end of 2022 and highlight Scholar of the Week Dr. Kaleb Briscoe, highlight ASHE 2022 in Vegas and chat with Dr. Dian Squire about some "Existential Questions" for higher education.

  • S2E6_Schola Gonna Schola_with_Croom_Porter

    15/11/2022 Duración: 53min

    In this episode Shawna and Cameron highlight the work of Dr. Wilson Okello as the Scholar of the Week, they recap their Italy summer excursion, share space with brilliant scholars Drs. Natasha Croom and Christa Porter. Of course Cameron addresses whats problematic and Shawna hits you with those jokes of the week. Dr. Natasha Croom- Dr. Christa Porter-

  • S2E5 Humanizing The Academy with Joy Gatson Gayles

    31/10/2022 Duración: 43min

    In this episode Shawna and Cameron chat with current ASHE President Dr. Joy Gatson Gayles (@JoyGayles) about the 2022 ASHE conference theme, "Humanizing Higher Education."

  • SE2E4 Blacktivism In The Academy

    24/10/2022 Duración: 44min

    In this episode we highlight our scholar of the week, Dr. Candace Hall (co-host of Blacktivism in the Academy), who is an assistant prof & program director at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. We have a wonderful chat with the co-hosts of Blacktivism in the Academy, Dr. J.T. Snipes and Dr. Cherese Fine. Listen to Blacktivism in the Academy here: More on Cluster Luck Documentary:

  • S2E3 RESPECT with Stephen Santa-Ramirez

    10/10/2022 Duración: 44min

    In this episode, we highlight our Scholar of the Week, Dr. Deirdre Cobb-Roberts, chat with Dr. Stephen Santa-Ramirez about self-care in the academy, and discuss Florida House Bill 7. Of course, Shawna has those jokes of the week for you!

  • S2E2_Community as an Anchor with Heather Shotton

    03/10/2022 Duración: 49min

    In this episode Shawna and Cameron explain the 4 year hiatus, spotlight the scholar of the week Dr. Felisha Herrera Villarreal, and have an engaging conversation with Dr. Heather Shotton. “The academy tries to tell us that our creativity should be separate from our scholarship… as if creativity is not scholarship.” ~Dr. Shotton

  • S2E1_The Lost Tapes: Unpasterized Panorama Files

    28/09/2022 Duración: 01h04min

    Join Cameron Carl and Shawna as they explore themes of well-being, joy, and "what's problematic" in the academy. This lost episode was recorded in early 2020 before the COVID-19 Pandemic changed the world. Dr. Michelle Espino Lira is the first guest for Season 2 and she drops the gems that are still relevant today.

  • #groupchat

    18/09/2018 Duración: 56min

    Join us for a Group Chat! Shawna and Cameron pull together some of their favorite people in higher education to have some fun and talk about the problems of absentee leadership.

  • Episode 11: Tripartite

    17/07/2018 Duración: 51min

    This episode welcomes special guest co-host Dr. Tatiana McInnis and recognizes Scholar of the Week Dr. Darris Means.

  • Episode 10: Lemon Bundt Cake

    25/06/2018 Duración: 49min

    In this episode we highlight the work of Scholar of the Week, Tad Nakamura, discuss what has been problematic about traveling, and catch up with Dr. Tamara Bertrand Jones.

  • Episode 9: Pouring Tea

    19/06/2018 Duración: 44min

    This week, Cameron and Shawna discuss coping with grief in the academy, interview renowned scholar and artist, E. Patrick Johnson, and recognize Rosa Clemente as the Scholar of the Week. And as always...these jokes!

  • Episode 8: Woke Academy

    11/06/2018 Duración: 52min

    In this episode Shawna and Cameron spend some time with Dr. Lori Patton Davis, President of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), and explore "Envisioning the Woke Academy." Scholar of the week goes to Dr. Cristobal Salinas, Jr.

  • Episode 7: I'm Black Ya'll

    22/05/2018 Duración: 53min

    This week, we share some quality time with Dr. Vijay Kanagala, recognize Dr. Susana Muñoz as our Scholar of the Week, discuss the policing of Black bodies, and politic about hoteps! #ImBlackYall

  • Episode 6: #DearMama

    15/05/2018 Duración: 51min

    In honor of Mother's Day, Cameron and Shawna dedicate this episode of Scholar Tea to their mothers, may they rest in forever peace. This episode highlights the important work of Scholar of the Week Dr. Felecia Commodore. The episode also features a roundtable discussion with some stellar moms of color in the academy.

  • Episode 5: Mayonnaise Sandwiches

    07/05/2018 Duración: 53min

    This episode features guest social justice educator, Jordan West, we highlight Scholars of the Week Liane Hypolite and Stephen Santa-Ramirez, and we share your comments and feedback you have emailed to us. Twitter: @Scholar_Tea Facebook: Scholar Tea

  • Episode 4: Black Mafia

    01/05/2018 Duración: 55min

    This episode features an engaging interview with Robert Brown as he describes his Black Mafia background, highlights Cameron's experience at #Beychella, and Shawna speaks with emerging scholars at AERA.

  • Episode 3: Highly Melanated

    23/04/2018 Duración: 51min

    This fun episode highlights Scholar of the Week, Dr. Lissa Stapleton, a discussion on code switching, special scholar guest interview with Dr. Eboni Zamani-Gallaher, and Shawna and Cameron share what they think is problematic about social media engagement.

  • Episode 2: Weaponizing Tears

    09/04/2018 Duración: 51min

    This episode of Scholar Tea highlights Scholar of the Week Dr. Chris Nelson, features an interview with Dr. Keon McGuire, and Shawna and Cameron share their thoughts on the Howard situation. Listen until the end to find out if you are weaponizing tears! Follow us on Twitter: @Scholar_Tea Like our Facebook Page: Scholar Tea Email us at:

  • Episode 1: Wakanda Foreva

    03/04/2018 Duración: 01h08min

    Join Cameron and Shawna for the "Scholar Tea", which is a delightful higher ed podcast for the culture that is a mash-up of humor, tips, and scholar interviews. The first guest scholar interview features Dr. D-L Stewart’s analysis of Black Panther and reflections on self-care in the academy. Twitter: Schoar_Tea Facebook: Scholar Tea Email: