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

Cassandra Potts Hannahs

Cassandra Potts Hannahs has enjoyed leading Smithsonian groups to Great Britain, France, and Irel...

Jim Harkness

Jim served as President of IATP from 2006 to 2013, traveling frequently to China as part of IATP&...

James Harper

James Harper is Associate Professor of Renaissance and Baroque Art at the University of Oregon. A...

Trudy Harrington Becker and Andrew Becker

Dr. Trudy Harrington Becker is Associate Chair of the Department of History, Virginia Tech where ...

Regina Harrison

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

John Hasse

Hasse is a music historian, pianist, and award-winning author and record producer. He serves as C...

Richard Hayman

An adventurer who has sailed the seven seas and dozens of rivers in various vessels – from ...

Stanley Heckadon-Moreno

Stanley Heckadon-Moreno, a pioneer of the environmental movement in Central America, joined the S...

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...

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