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 [email protected].

All Smithsonian Experts

Carol Reynolds

After a long career as a music-history professor at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, speciali…

Jim Reynolds

Jim Reynolds is Professor Emeritus of Geology at Brevard College. He received his A.B. in Earth Sci…

Jesus Rivas

Jesus Rivas was born in Caracas, Venezuela and graduated with a degree in biology from the Universi…

Wilfrid Rollman

Wilfrid Rollman holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Michigan with specializations in No…

Dennis Romano

Dennis Romano is a specialist in the history of medieval and Renaissance Europe and the Mediterrane…

Eric Roorda

Eric Paul Roorda is a maritime historian, author and artist.  A native of the Great Lakes regi…

Michael Ryan

Michael A. Ryan is an associate professor of medieval and early modern history at the University of…

Dana Sachs

Dana Sachs first traveled to Vietnam in 1990 and she has been visiting the country and writing abou…

Paul Sanders

Dr. Paul Sanders is an Anglo-German historian and leadership scholar with special expertise in Worl…

Bill Sapp

Bill Sapp is an archaeologist with special expertise in the Andes. He has been leading tours for al…

Bill Saturno

In addition to your Smithsonian Journeys Expert, there will be an additional presenter joining the …

Matt Sayre

Matt Sayre is an anthropologist and archaeologist who specializes in the past cultures of the Centr…

Catherine Scallen

Catherine Scallen is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Case Western Reserve Unive…

Rebecca Schindler

Rebecca K. Schindler is Professor of Classical Studies at DePauw University in Greencastle, IN. She…

Carl Schreier

Carl Schreier was born and raised in the Yellowstone and Grand Teton country of the Northern Rockie…

Robert Schrire

Robert Schrire is currently the Director of the Institute for the Study of Public Policy and a…

Hamish Scott

Hamish Scott is a Senior Research Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford, and Wardlaw Professor Emeritus o…

Kathryn Selig Brown

Kathryn Selig Brown is a specialist in Buddhist and Hindu art and culture, with more than 30 years …

Sheri Shaneyfelt

Sheri Shaneyfelt is an art historian of the Italian Renaissance and Principal Senior Lecturer in Re…

Annie Shanley

Annie Shanley received her PhD in Egyptian Art from Emory University, where her research focused on…

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