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

Pat Dickerson

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

John Dobbins

John Dobbins, who holds a PhD in Classical Art and Archaeology from the University of Michigan is P…

Nathanael Dodge

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

Peter Dorman

After receiving his PhD in Egyptology at the University of Chicago, Peter began a varied career as …

John Dorsey

John Dorsey is a marine biologist and a retired Professor Emeritus from Loyola Marymount University…

Denise Doxey

Dr. Denise Doxey is Curator of Ancient Egyptian, Nubian, and Near Eastern Art at the Museum of Fine…

Martha Easton

Martha Easton is an art historian specializing in medieval art, with a particular expertise in Fran…

Keith Edgerton

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

Linda Ehrlich

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

Karl Eikenberry

Karl Eikenberry served as U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan from 2009–2011 and is a decorated re…

Ashley Elston

Ashley Elston is an art historian who specializes in religious art and architecture of the pre-and …

Thomas Emmert

Thomas Emmert, professor emeritus at Gustavus Adolphus College, is a historian of Central and Easte…

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…

Clare Fitzgerald

Clare Fitzgerald is a curator, teacher, and researcher whose interest in the intersection of people…

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…

Rita Freed

Rita Freed received her B.A. from Wellesley College and her M. A. and Ph. D. in Egyptian and Ancien…

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