History Professor Clifton Hood Receives Award to Teach in Korea
May 19, 2000 Geneva, NY – Clifton Hood, associate professor of history at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, has been awarded the prestigious and selective Fulbright Scholar Award to teach in Korea. Through the award, Hood will lecture on American urban history at Seoul National University next spring. Seoul National is Korea's pre-eminent university.
Hood, who joined the HWS faculty in 1992, is the author of 722 Miles: The Building of the Subways and How They Transformed New York, and is frequently cited in national and international media on urban history topics. He teaches classes in American urban history, the American industrial society, the history of immigration and ethnicity in America, 20th century America, and world cities comparisons. Hood received the B.A. from Washington University, the M.A., the M.Phil., and the Ph.D. from Columbia University. He is currently writing two books: an historical atlas of New York City (of which he is co-author) and a study of New York City's economic leadership from the 1750s through the present.
The Fulbright Program is recognized as the U.S. government's flagship program in international educational exchange. It was proposed to the U.S. Congress in 1945 by then-freshman Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas. The Fulbright Scholar Program provides U.S. faculty and professionals with opportunities for lecturing, research and seminar participation in 130 countries around the world. The program provides the same opportunities for foreign scholars in the United States.
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