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

Michael Ryan

Michael A. Ryan is an associate professor of medieval and early modern history at the University ...

Dana Sachs

Dana Sachs first traveled to Vietnam in 1990 and she has been visiting the country and writing ab...

Krewasky A. Salter

Krewasky A. Salter is a United States Army Colonel (ret). He is a (Guest) Associate Curator, Proj...

Paul Sanders

Dr. Paul Sanders is an Anglo-German historian and leadership scholar with special expertise in Wo...

Bill Sapp

Bill Sapp is an archaeologist with special expertise in the Andes. He has been leading archaeolog...

Matt Sayre

Matt Sayre is an anthropologist and archaeologist who specializes in the past cultures of the Cen...

Rebecca Schindler

Rebecca K. Schindler is Professor of Classical Studies at DePauw University in Greencastle, IN. S...

Drew Schlachter

Drew has been a guide in the great outdoors since 1997, leading people of all ages in a variety o...

Robert Schrire

Robert Schrire is currently the Director of the Institute for the Study of Public Policy and...

Preston Scott

Preston Scott was the Curator of the Bhutan Program at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 2008,...

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