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

Bella Vivante

Bella Vivante, Professor Emerita of Classics, University of Arizona, has eagerly led college age ...

Richard Wainscoat

Richard Wainscoat is an astronomer at the University of Hawaii. He grew up in Australia, studying...

Jamie Walton

A deep love of wildlife and ecological relationships has inspired Jamie Walton’s developmen...

Elisabeth Ida Ward

Holding a Ph.D. in Scandinavian Languages and Literature from the University of California at Ber...

Ahmad Ward

Ahmad Ward is the Executive Director for the Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park located on Hilton...

Timothy Weston

Timothy Weston is associate professor of history at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where ...

Lindsay Whaley

Lindsay Whaley received a PhD in Linguistics in the State University of New York, Buffalo. He is ...

Flint Whitlock

Flint Whitlock is an award-winning author of dozens of magazine articles and nine books related t...

Katryn Wiese

Katryn Wiese is a professor of Geology and Oceanography at City College of San Francisco, where s...

Dennis Wille Sáenz

Dennis became enamored of wildlife as a youngster in his native Costa Rica. Living in Central Ame...

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