Smithsonian Journeys Experts

One feature that makes our programs uniquely special is our world-class Smithsonian Journeys Experts. Chosen for their charisma, expertise and affability, these men and women are the secret ingredient that turns a fine tour into an unforgettable experience. Other tour companies can take you to the most splendid sites, but in the hands of our experts, your journey will take on new meaning. Our Smithsonian Journeys Experts have dedicated entire careers to pursuing personal and professional passions. Their enthusiasm is contagious; their expert guidance consistently brings depth, excitement and substance to the travelers who join them on our tours — and that is the signature of Smithsonian Journeys. We're proud to introduce you to our stars.

To be considered as a Smithsonian Journeys Expert, submit your resume and cover letter with areas of expertise to smithsonianjourneys@si.edu, attn: Gloria Baxevanis.

Sandra Cate

Dr. Sandra Cate, anthropologist and folklorist, explores the material and expressive culture of Southeast A...

Francisco Dallmeier

Conservation Biologist Francisco Dallmeier has been a conservation biologist with the Smithsonian Instituti...

Patricia Hostiuck

Patty Hostiuck has roamed the globe as a naturalist for nearly three decades, seeking out wildlife-rich nic...

Franklin Knight

Franklin W. Knight joined the faculty of the Johns Hopkins University in 1973. He was appointed the Leonard...

Cathleen Lewis

Cathleen Lewis is curator of International Space Programs and Spacesuits at the Smithsonian Institu...

David Scott Palmer

David Scott Palmer is Boston University's Founding Director of the Latin American Studies Program and P...

SMITHSONIAN JOURNEYS EXPERTS

Patrick Abbott

Patrick Abbott has a Ph.D. in geology from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a long-time Professor o...

Frank Ackerman

Frank Ackerman began his 32 years career with the National Park Service as a Park Ranger at Dinosaur Nation...

Hugh Agnew

Hugh Agnew has been fascinated by the lands and peoples of Russia and Eastern Europe since he first walked ...

David Aguilar

A naturalist, astronomer, author, and artist, David Aguilar's expertise is in communicating the wonder ...

James Anderson

James Anderson is an Associate Professor in the Department of History at the University of North Carolina a...

William Bach

William Bach joined the U.S. Marine Corps and deployed to Vietnam as an infantry officer in 1966.  &nb...

Janetta Rebold Benton

Janetta Rebold Benton is Distinguished Professor of Art History at Pace University, New York. She has lectu...

Robert Berkhofer

Robert Berkhofer is associate professor of history at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan.&n...

Tim Blanning

Tim Blanning is Professor Emeritus of Modern European History at the University of Cambridge and is also a ...

Peter Bobrowsky

Peter Bobrowsky is professional archaeologist and geologist with 30 years of experience working as a consul...

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