I have completed all of my PhD coursework and am in the dissertation phase, which is taking considerably longer than I had anticipated, largely due to balancing my full time job and the needs of my teenage kids.
My university has recently created an EdD program and is offering existing PhD students the option to transfer into this program. This is an attractive option as it makes finishing my degree more feasible given all of my other obligations. I am wondering if making this switch would limit my career options in the future. I have worked in corporate Learning & Development for 20 years and am drawn to applied research. I always envisioned that I would retire into academia when I can afford to do so. After having read some other responses on another post, I am beginning to wonder if that plan is realistic. I will be in my fifties when I am ready to make that transition.
I want to teach and I want to do research. Is it likely that I will be able to find a position where I am able to do both of these with an EdD, or should I stick on the PhD path?
Thank you in advance for any advice!