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

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...

Stéphanie Jeanjean

Stéphanie Jeanjean is a professor of Art History, 18-19th century European Art, Modern and...

Meenakshi Jha

Meenakshi Jha is a self-taught, visual artist based in New Delhi. After receiving a Mas...

Paula Johnson

Paula J. Johnson is a curator in the Division of Work and Industry at Smithsonian’s Nationa...

Dennis Johnson

Dr. Dennis W. Johnson is professor of political management at George Washington University in Was...

Janet Duncan Jones

Janet Duncan Jones is Professor of Classics at Bucknell University. Janet received her B.A. in La...

Pamela Kachurin

Pamela Kachurin is an art historian specializing in Russian and Soviet art and architecture. Havi...

Veronica Kalas

Veronica Kalas is an art historian and archaeologist with special expertise in the ancient throug...

Edward Kanze

An interpretive naturalist for more than three decades, Ed Kanze runs a guiding service in New Yo...

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