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

Kimberly Dennis

Kimberly Dennis is Professor of Art History and Director of the Office of External Fellowships and …

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, 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…

Killian Driscoll

Dr Killian Driscoll is an archaeologist who specializes in prehistoric archaeology. He studied arch…

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…

Frieda Ekotto

Dr. Frieda Ekotto is an intellectual historian and philosopher with areas of expertise in 20th and …

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…

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