Clifton Hood, professor of history, will appear in the broadcast of “American Experience: New York Underground, a documentary detailing the history of the city's transit system.
The program will air on WCNY at 9 p.m. on Monday, February 19.
Hood is a nationally recognized expert on the history of New York City and its subway system and is a frequent guest speaker on the subject, most recently at the Mid-Manhattan Branch of the NY Public Library and the Brooklyn Historical Society.
His book, “722 Miles: The Building of the Subways and How they Transformed New York, was the product of a decade and a half of research into the mass transit system and won a New York State Historical Association award. The book traces this engineering marvel from conception to reality, chronicling the impact underground travel has had on the political, social and economic climate of Manhattan and the surrounding boroughs
Hood joined the HWS faculty in 1992. Prior to his arrival in Geneva, he served as assistant director of the LaGuardia and Wagner Archives and taught at New Jersey Institute of Technology and Columbia University.