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.

Featured Experts

Stephen Clancy

Stephen Clancy is an art historian with special expertise in ancient, medieval, and Renaissance a...

Cassandra Potts Hannahs

Cassandra Potts Hannahs is a historian with special expertise in Celtic, Viking, and Anglo-Norman...

Don Wilson

Don Wilson is Curator Emeritus of Mammals at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural His...

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Patrick Abbott

Patrick Abbott has a Ph.D. in geology from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a long-time P...

Frank Ackerman

Frank Ackerman recently retired as the Director of the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson Cit...

Ana Maria Afzali

Ana Afzali is a medievalist who specializes in the history and literature of both Spain and Portu...

Hugh Agnew

Hugh Agnew has been fascinated by the lands and peoples of Russia and Eastern Europe since he fir...

David Aguilar

A naturalist, astronomer, author and space artist, David's expertise is in communicating the ...

Brian Aivars Catlos

   Brian A. Catlos earned a PhD in Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto, and c...

Dr. Charles Alcock

Dr. Charles Alcock is Director of Harvard-Smithsonian’s Center for Astrophysics in Cambridg...

Douglas Ambrose

Douglas Ambrose is the Carolyn C. and David M. Ellis '38 Distinguished Teaching Professor of ...

James Anderson

James Anderson is an Associate Professor in the Department of History at the University of North ...

Ashley Arico

Ashley Arico received her PhD in Near Eastern Studies with a focus in Ancient Egyptian Art and Ar...

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