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

Wolfgang Dittus

Wolfgang Dittus (Wolf) is the founding director of the Smithsonian Primate Research Station at Po...

John Dobbins

John Dobbins is a field archaeologist who has excavated in Spain, Italy, Greece, and Syria. He sp...

Nathanael Dodge

Nathanael Dodge combines his outdoor interests, education, and hands-on experience to make Yellow...

Amanda Douberley

Amanda A. Douberley is a Lecturer in Art History, Theory, and Criticism at the School of the Art ...

David Eisenhower

Special Guest Speaker Dwight David Eisenhower II, grandson of General and President Dwight D. Eis...

Thomas Emmert

Thomas Emmert, professor emeritus at Gustavus Adolphus College, is a historian of Central and Eas...

Stan Engebretson

Stan Engebretson is Director of Choral Studies at George Mason University, Artistic Director of t...

William Farrell

Bill Farrell’s connections with Japan began in 1968. During the next 47 years Bill resided ...

Joanne Ferraro

Dr. Joanne Ferraro (PhD UCLA) is the Albert W. Johnson Distinguished Professor of History and Cha...

William Fitzhugh

William Fitzhugh is the director of the Smithsonian's Arctic Studies Center at the National M...

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