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.

All Smithsonian Experts

Regina Harrison

Regina Harrison is a specialist in the language of the Incas, Quechua.  She received her Ph....

Valerie Hedquist

Valerie Hedquist is a professor of art history at the University of Montana.  She earned her...

Kristofer Helgen

Kristofer Helgen is a Research Zoologist and Curator of Mammals at the Smithsonian’'s Nationa...

Nina Hien

Nina Hien is a cultural anthropologist with expertise in media studies, visual culture, and art o...

James Holland

James Holland is a historian, writer, and broadcaster.  The author of the best-selling Fortr...

Sidney Horenstein

Sidney Horenstein is a geologist and recently retired Coordinator of Environmental Public Program...

Barbara Horlbeck

Barbara Horlbeck is an adjunct professor of art history, an independent researcher, and writer, w...

Robert Horton

Robert Horton has been writing and talking about film for over 30 years. A Seattle native and Uni...

Patricia Hostiuck

Patty Hostiuck has roamed the globe as a naturalist for nearly three decades, seeking out wildlif...

Rab Houston

Professor Rab Houston was an undergraduate at St Andrews and, after six years in Cambridge as a r...

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