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.

FEATURED EXPERTS

Francisco Dallmeier

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

Robert Foster

Robert W. Foster has been fascinated by Chinese culture since he first read a translation of Lao Tzu's ...

Louisa McDonald

Aya Louisa McDonald, is an Associate Professor of Art History and Chair of the Art Department at the Univer...

Briana Pobiner

Briana Pobiner holds a B.A. in Evolutionary Studies from Bryn Mawr College, where she created her own major...

Elaine Ruffolo

For the popular expert Elaine Ruffolo, Florence offers boundless opportunities to study and share the ...

Bill Sapp

Bill Sapp is an archaeologist with special expertise in the Andes. He has been leading archaeological and c...

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...

David Adams

David founded the Institute for Global Studies in 1999 to promote responsible study abroad and innovative r...

Hugh Agnew

Hugh Agnew has been fascinated by Czech history and the Czech lands since first arriving in Prague as a gra...

David Aguilar

David Aguilar is the Director of Public Affairs and Science Information at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center f...

James Anderson

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

Mary Jo Arnoldi

Mary Jo Arnoldi is Curator of African Ethnology and Arts the Department of Anthropology at the Smithsonian’...

Carole Baldwin

Dr. Carole Baldwin, a Curator of Fishes at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History...

Marcello Bellini

A Florentine born and bred, Marcello Bellini graduated summa cum laude from the University of Florence with...

Janetta Rebold Benton

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

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