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

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...

Don Wilson

Don Wilson is Curator Emeritus of Mammals at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural His...

David Wimpfheimer

David Wimpfheimer is a biologist, professional naturalist and guide with a passion for natural hi...

Ronald Wixman

Throughout Ron Wixman's education he specialized in the peoples, cultures, and nationality is...

Steven Wolf

Dr. Steven Wolf is an Islamic architectural and urban historian with a secondary specialization i...

Ursula Rehn Wolfman

Ursula Rehn Wolfman is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Born in ...

Mitch Yockelson

A military historian and archivist, Dr. Mitch Yockelson works for the National Archives and also ...

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