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.

All Smithsonian Experts

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...

Solange Ashby

Solange Ashby received her Ph.D. in Egyptology from the University of Chicago with a specializati...

Jon Bailey

Jon Bailey is well-known as a conductor, composer and teacher in the field of music, art and arch...

Rozenn Bailleul-LeSuer

Rozenn Bailleul-LeSuer received her PhD in Egyptology in 2016 from the University of Chicago. She...

Bryan Bates

Bryan Bates has explored and led wilderness trips in the mountains and canyons of the West for 40...

Colleen Batey

Dr. Colleen Batey is Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, with ...

Bryce Beemer

Bryce Beemer has lived, worked, and researched in Southeast Asia for more than seven years, prima...

Janetta Rebold Benton

Janetta Rebold Benton is the Distinguished Professor of Art History at Pace University, New York....

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