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

Frank Ackerman

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

Eric Denker

Dr. Eric Denker is the Senior Lecturer at the National Gallery of Art, where he has been since 1978.  ...

Joan Grimbert

Joan Grimbert is Professor Emerita of French and Medieval Studies at Catholic University of America, where ...

Franklin Knight

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

Rose Lee

Rose E. Lee is an art historian, curator, and editor of Asian art whose focus is on the material cultures a...

Nina Zitani

Dr. Nina Zitani bonded with nature as a young child growing up in a small historic New Jersey town with gia...

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’...

William Bach

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

Carole Baldwin

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

Marcello Bellini

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

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