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

Christopher Brennan

Christopher Brennan, guest researcher at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, is a historian specializ…

Glenn Bugh

Glenn R. Bugh is associate professor of Classical Studies and Byzantine History at Virginia Tech.&n…

Patrick Burkhart

Patrick Burkhart received his doctorate from Lehigh University and has been a professor of geology …

Scott Burns

Scott Burns is a Professor Emeritus of Geology and Past-Chair of the Dept. of Geology at Portland S…

Lawrence Butler

Dr. Butler received his BA and MA from Oberlin College and his PhD from the University of P…

Jodi Campbell

Jodi Campbell, professor of European history at Texas Christian University, has spent at least part…

Chloé Capel

Chloé Capel is a field archaeologist specializing in the medieval history of North and Weste…

James Caruso

Jim Carouso has been at the forefront of economic diplomacy in the Asia-Pacific for much of his car…

Sandra Cate

Sandra Cate, anthropologist and folklorist, explores the material and expressive culture of Southea…

David Catlin

David Catlin has spent his professional career helping people connect to special places, especially…

Rafael Chacón

Hipólito Rafael Chacón is Bruce and Suzanne Crocker Director of the Montana Museum of…

Stephen Clancy

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

Gregg Clemmer

Gregg Clemmer is a native of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley and a graduate of Virginia Tech&nbs…

Anita Cook

Anita G. Cook is an archaeologist specializing in the Central Andes with over 37 years of research …

Gail Cornell

Gail Cornell is an architectural historian, whose research and lectures on the history of arch…

Geoffrey Cox

Prior to moving to the central North Island town of Rotorua in 1999, Geoff was a lecturer at the Au…

Roger Crowley

Roger Crowley is a UK-based writer and historian and a graduate of Cambridge University. As the chi…

Patrick Cruz

Patrick Cruz, is a PhD student in archaeology with the University of Colorado, and the Assistant Co…

Cathleen Cummings

Cathleen Cummings is an Associate Professor of Art History at The University of Alabama at Birmingh…

Robyn Cutright

Robyn Cutright earned her Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in 2009, specializing in the arch…

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