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

Rab Houston

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

Gillian Hovell

Gillian Hovell is an ancient historian and an archaeologist. She previously worked at BBC Te...

Rosalind Hutchinson

Rosalind Hutchinson is a veteran tour leader and Blue Badge Guide. She is a true local expert, a ...

Dr. Sabine Hyland

Sabine Hyland received her B.A. in Anthropology from Cornell University and her M.Phil. and Ph.D....

Tita Hyland

Tita Hyland teaches Asian art at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, where her specialty is...

Tom Iliffe

Tom Iliffe is a Professor of Marine Biology at Texas A&M University at Galveston and a Resear...

Charles Ingrao

Charlie Ingrao, a popular Smithsonian Journeys Expert, is a professor of history a...

Rossman Irwin

Dr. Ross Irwin is a geologist at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Center for E...

Doranne Jacobson

As an anthropologist specializing in the study of India, Doranne Jacobson has greatly enjoyed exp...

Sara James

Sara N. James is Professor Emerita of Art History at Mary Baldwin College. For 25 years she also ...

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