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

Emily Teeter

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

Michelle Thaller

Dr. Michelle Thaller is an astrophysicist with over two decades of science communication experien...

Drew Thate

Drew Thate is an avid fisherman and birder, with an extensive knowledge of Central and North Amer...

Yves Thomas

Yves Thomas is professor emeritus of French Studies at Trent University Peterborough Canada, from...

Barry Till

Barry Till is a Curator Emeritus of Asian art at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria in Canada. W...

Diana Toman

Born in Germany, Diana Toman grew up outside an idyllic medieval village close to the Rhine River...

Pepper Trail

Pepper Trail has traveled around the world in the course of his studies on the ecology, behavior ...

Sharon Ullman

Professor Ullman is a professor of American history at Bryn Mawr College. She received her PhD at...

Charles Urbanowicz

Charlie Urbanowicz has been traveling throughout the Pacific for more than 50 years.  In 197...

Constantine Vaporis

Constantine N. Vaporis is a Professor of History and Founding Director of Asian Studies at the Un...

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