Can anyone tell me what the best route is to becoming a planning professor? rsmith23's post on skipping the master's degree to go straight to a Ph.D. intrigued me, as I've also harbored thoughts of becoming a planning prof.
Can one go through school and directly into academia? Can a professor be worthwhile if he/she doesn't have much in the way real world experience outside of their schooling (assuming they make an honest effort to keep in touch with professional planning)?
I tend to be a little impatient, so the quicker I can make it to academia the better. However, I do want to be sure I approach this the right way. Thanks for any advice!