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

Paula Swart

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

Adam Tanner

Adam Tanner is an associate at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS) at Harvard Un...

Emily Teeter

Emily Teeter, PhD, is an Egyptologist at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, spe...

Paul Tegmeyer

Paul Tegmeyer received his B.A. in Art History from New Mexico State University; his M.A. from Te...

Dr. Michelle Thaller

Dr. Michelle Thaller is Deputy Director of Science for Communications at NASA’ in Washington, D.C...

Drew Thate

Drew Thate is an avid fisherman and birder, with an extensive knowledge of Central and North Amer...

Barry Till

Barry Till is a Curator Emeritus of Asian art at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria in Canada. W...

Diana Toman

Born in Germany, Diana Toman grew up outside an idyllic medieval village close to the Rhine River...

Charles Urbanowicz

Dr. Charles Urbanowicz has been traveling throughout the Pacific for more than 45 years.  Af...

Constantine Vaporis

Constantine N. Vaporis is a Professor of History and Founding Director of Asian Studies at the Un...

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