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

Maxine Ramey

Maxine Ramey is an internationally known clarinet performer and holds a passion for music history...

Wayne Ranney

Wayne Ranney is a geologist and writer who is a veteran of expedition travel, having journeyed to...

Michael Redley

Michael Redley, teaching the Winston Churchill course, came to Oxford as Secretary to the Co...

John Reich

John Reich was born in England and studied Classical Archaeology at the University of Manchester....

Carol Reynolds

Dr. Carol Reynolds weaves history, humor, and high energy into everything she does. A musicologis...

Jim Reynolds

Jim Reynolds is Professor of Geology at Brevard College. He received his A.B. in Earth Science an...

Caleb Richardson

Caleb Richardson received his Ph.D. in History from Stanford University, and is Assistant Profess...

Jesus Rivas

Jesus Rivas was born in Caracas, Venezuela and graduated with a degree in biology from the Univer...

Dr. Lynn Robson

Dr. Lynn Robson is a Fellow of Regent’s Park College, Oxford where she teaches 16th and 17t...

Susanna Rodighiero

Born in United States from an Italian father and Scottish mother, Susanna Rodighiero has spent mo...

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