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 [email protected].

All Smithsonian Experts

Robert Dalessandro

Robert J. Dalessandro is an American historian and author who has written and presented extensively…

Miriam C. Davis

Miriam Davis is an expert in medieval history and archaeology. After graduating from Emory Uni…

Mary-Jane Deeb

Dr. Mary-Jane Deeb received her Ph.D. in International Relations of the Middle East and Africa from…

Robert Desh

Bob recently retired as the Executive Director of the Door County Maritime Museum, dedicated to the…

Madeline Díaz

Madeline Díaz has expertise in art history and museum studies and more than 15 years of…

Pat Dickerson

Dr. Pat Dickerson is a geologist and visiting research fellow with the Jackson School of Geoscience…

John Dobbins

John Dobbins is a field archaeologist who has excavated in Spain, Italy, Greece, and Syria. He spec…

Nathanael Dodge

Nathanael Dodge combines his outdoor interests, education, and hands-on experience to make Yellowst…

Thomas Doughton

Thomas L. Doughton is a Senior Lecturer at the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies at the College …

Keith Edgerton

Keith Edgerton currently teaches early American history, environmental history, and Montana history…

Linda Ehrlich

Dr. Ehrlich has introduced Spanish and Catalan films at the Guggenheim Museum (N.Y.), Museum of Fin…

Karl Eikenberry

Karl Eikenberry is a former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan and Lieutenant General, U.S. Army (…

Ashley Elston

Ashley Elston is an art historian who specializes in late medieval and Renaissance art in Italy. Sh…

Kate Evans

Dr. Kate Evans is an award-winning behavioral ecologist and conservation biologist. Upon completing…

Joanne Ferraro

Joanne Ferraro (PhD UCLA) is the Albert W. Johnson Distinguished Professor of History Emerita at Sa…

Katherine Forsyth

Katherine Forsyth grew up in the north-east of Scotland where she developed a fascination with the …

Pedar Foss

Pedar W. Foss is Professor of Classical Studies at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, where…

Robert Foster

Robert W. Foster has been fascinated by Chinese culture since he first read a translation of Lao Tz…

William Fox

William (Bill) Fox has been active in Great Lakes region archaeology for over 50 years, obtaining a…

John Freedman

Dr. John Freedman is an independent scholar and passionate world traveler who has explored over 160…

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