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

Rita Sodha

Rita Sodha is a lecturer in the Department of Art History at the University of Baroda's Facul...

Marta Staudinger

Marta Staudinger is an artist, art historian and curator. She is the Director and Founder of the ...

Carola Stearns

Carola Stearns is a field geologist and geophysicist with over 40 years of experience enthusiasti...

Jonathan Stein

Now responsible for managing Hagerty’s seminar programs, Jonathan Stein is well-known as th...

Bob Stieglitz

Robert R. Stieglitz, professor emeritus at Rutgers University, is an archaeologist of Biblical an...

Frederick Stonehouse

Frederick Stonehouse is the author of over thirty books on maritime history including The Wreck o...

Benjamin Sutherland

In addition to writing full time for The Economist, the international newsweekly based in London,...

Paula Swart

Paula Swart is an art historian with expertise in Asian art, culture, and history, and has spent ...

Adam Tanner

A writer who spent much of his career as a foreign correspondent, Adam Tanner has long studied th...

Emily Teeter

Emily Teeter received her PhD in Egyptology from the Oriental Institute of the University of Chic...

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