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

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…

John Freedman

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

Judith Frey

Judith Frey has dedicated her career to collecting rare music and visual art from around …

Harry Fritz

Harry W. Fritz is Professor of History and Chairman of the Department of History at The University …

Allen James Fromherz

Dr. Allen Fromherz is a Professor of Mediterranean and Middle East History at Georgia State Univers…

Darragh Gannon

Dr. Darragh Gannon is Associate Director of Global Irish Studies at Georgetown University. He previ…

Francisco García-Serrano

Francisco García-Serrano earned his M.A and Ph.D. in Medieval Iberian History at the Univers…

Brent Garry

Brent Garry is a geologist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center where he studies lava flows …

Aneta Georgievska-Shine

Aneta Georgievska-Shine is a scholar of the Renaissance and the baroque eras, yet as an art histori…

Mark Geraghty

Mark was born in Ndola, Northern Zambia, being the product of a Jesuit education, Mark has a wide a…

David Gies

David T. Gies is Commonwealth Professor of Spanish Emeritus at the University of Virginia and forme…

Marc Glassman

Marc Glassman is a radio and print journalist, film programmer, documentary producer, and veteran b…

Allen Glazner

Allen Glazner is a geologist, educator and author with particular expertise in volcanoes, tectonics…

Paul Glenshaw

Paul Glenshaw is an independent filmmaker, artist, and writer whose work covers art, history, …

Kaiama Glover

Kaiama L. Glover is Ann Whitney Olin Professor of French and Africana Studies at Yale University. S…

Jonathan GoldbergBelle

Jonathan GoldbergBelle has served as Director of Study Away Programs at the University of Illinois …

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