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

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...

Joanne Ferraro

Joanne Ferraro (PhD UCLA) is the Albert W. Johnson Distinguished Professor of History Emerita at ...

Katherine Forsyth

Katherine Forsyth grew up in the north-east of Scotland where she developed a fascination with th...

Pedar Foss

Pedar W. Foss is Professor of Classical Studies at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, whe...

Robert Foster

Robert W. Foster has been fascinated by Chinese culture since he first read a translation of Lao ...

William Fox

William (Bill) Fox has been active in Great Lakes region archaeology for over 50 years, obtaining...

John Freedman

Dr. John Freedman is an independent scholar and passionate world traveler who has explored over 1...

Harry Fritz

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

Allen James Fromherz

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

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