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

Stan Engebretson

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

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...

Pedar Foss

Pedar W. Foss is Professor of Classical Studies at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, whe...

Robert Foster

Robert W. Foster has been fascinated by Chinese culture since he first read a translation of Lao ...

John Freedman

Dr. John Freedman is an avid world traveler, independent scholar, and highly sought after lecture...

Harry Fritz

Harry W. Fritz is Professor of History and Chairman of the Department of History at The Universit...

Allen James Fromherz

Dr. Allen Fromherz is Associate Professor of Mediterranean and Middle East History at Georgia Sta...

Francisco García-Serrano

Francisco García-Serrano  earned his M.A and Ph.D. in Medieval Iberian History at the...

David Gariff

David Gariff is a senior lecturer at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. and an adjun...

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