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, attn: Gloria Baxevanis.

All Smithsonian Experts

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...

Barry Rolett

Barry V. Rolett is a professor of Anthropology at the University of Hawaii. He was introduced to ...

Wilfrid Rollman

Wilfrid Rollman holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Michigan with specializations in ...

Dennis Romano

Dennis Romano is a specialist in the history of medieval and Renaissance Italy.  The Dr. Wal...

Eric Roorda

Dr. Eric Paul Roorda is a Professor of History at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky.&...

Elaine Ruffolo

Elaine Ruffolo lives in Florence and holds a master's degree in art history from Syracuse Uni...

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