Will universities hire professors with an Ed.D. instead of a Ph.D.?

Discussion in 'Education, Teaching and related degrees' started by 29dave, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. Anthony Pina

    Anthony Pina Active Member

    I'll be a second witness to you. My experience has been identical to yours, except that I my post Ed.D. teaching has been in instructional technology, human resource development (training design), prior learning assessment and introduction to research.
  2. xodus1914

    xodus1914 New Member

    I think the reason may be something we alluded to earlier. There are a LOT of Ed.D. degrees in non-educational fields. FOr example, I am pursuing my Ed.D in Organizational Leadership (OL) Studies. The 'Ph.D equivalent" is the "Ph.D in Organizational Leadership", which is almost always in the School of Business. Seeing OL Ed.Ds teaching in business departments (with business experience) is becoming more common. At Northeastern, we are heavily focused on the Vale "scholar-practitioner" theory, and the Ed.D emphasis is on more on "practitioner" . I guess as more Ed.D degrees pop up in fields other than Curriculum and Instruction, Higher Ed. Adminstration, Secondary Ed., etc, academia will have to realize that the Ph.Ds are focused on theory and "original ideas", while the Ed.Ds are into practice and application.
  3. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member

    Are you sure you don't mean Vail?
  4. xodus1914

    xodus1914 New Member

    LOL.. It's winter and I have skiing on my mind...
  5. obecve

    obecve New Member

    interestingly, I have also served as clinical faculty at a medical school

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