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

Bob Smolik

Bob Smolik is a veteran diplomat and scholar.  He worked around the world at U.S. Embassies,...

Joseph Snyder

Joseph Snyder was a U.S. Department of State Foreign Service officer for 30 years, serving at dip...

Rita Sodha

Rita Sodha is a lecturer in the Department of Art History at the University of Baroda’s Faculty o...

Dr. Tracey Sowerby

Dr. Tracey Sowerby’s interests cover modern politics, religion, print culture, and intellec...

Marta Staudinger

Marta Staudinger is an artist, art historian and curator. She is the Director and Founder of the ...

Jonathan Stein

Jonathan Stein is the Associate Publisher of Hagerty's Magazine, although he may be best know...

Bob Stieglitz

Hear Robert Stieglitz speak at the Smithsonian Associates program – Cultures of the Ancient...

Leslie Stolz

Leslie is a naturalist based out of Big Sky, Montana where she guides hiking and cross country sk...

Frederick Stonehouse

Frederick Stonehouse is the author of over thirty books on maritime history including The Wreck o...

Paula Swart

Paula Swart is an art historian with expertise in Asian art, culture, and history, and has spent ...

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