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. Hear from our experts in our Experts Lecture Series!

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

Mary-Jane Deeb

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

Robert Desh

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

Madeline Díaz

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

Pat Dickerson

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

John Dobbins

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

Nathanael Dodge

Nathanael Dodge combines his outdoor interests, education, and hands-on experience to make Yellow...

Thomas Doughton

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

Keith Edgerton

Keith Edgerton currently teaches early American history, environmental history, and Montana histo...

Ashley Elston

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

Kate Evans

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

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