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

Jamie Walton

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

Elisabeth Ida Ward

Assistant Curator of the Smithsonian Institution's special traveling exhibition, Vikings: The...

Ahmad Ward

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

Cameron Watson

Originally from the UK, but having traveled extensively all over the world from an early age with...

Patrick Wen

Patrick Wen is a Senior Lecturer in the Scandinavian Section at the UCLA.  He studied Outdoo...

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 ...

Barbara Whitehead

Barbara J. Whitehead is the A. W. Crandall Professor of History at DePauw University and former C...

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...

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