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. Hear from our experts in our Experts Lecture Series!

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

Kathryn Selig Brown

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

Sheri Shaneyfelt

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

Annie Shanley

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

Hugh Shapiro

Hugh Shapiro is a professor of Asian history at the University of Nevada. As a Smithsonian Journe...

Robert Shepherd

Robert Shepherd is a visiting associate professor of international affairs at George Washington U...

Howard Topoff and Carol Simon

Howard Topoff and Carol Simon are biologists specializing in the fields of Animal Behavior, Ecolo...

Janice Simon

Janice Simon is Professor of Art History at the University of Georgia, Lamar School of Art, where...

Greg Smith

Over the last decade, retired California State Park Ecologist and Park Superintendent Greg Smith ...

Roff Smith

Roff Smith originally trained as a geologist and archaeologist but preferred the world of storyte...

Bob Smolik

Bob Smolik is a veteran diplomat and scholar.  He worked around the world at U.S. Embassies,...

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