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

Martin Magne

Dr. Martin Magne recently retired from the position of Director of the Archaeology and History Bran…

Jodi Magness

Jodi Magness (JodiMagness.org) holds a senior endowed chair in the Department of Religious Studies …

Minhazz Majumdar

Minhazz Majumdar is a writer and curator of Indian art, and co-founder of the Earth & Grass Wor…

Lee Makela

Lee Makela is Associate Professor of East Asian History, Emeritus, at Cleveland State University.&n…

Elvira Masson

Elvira Masson, College Professor of History and Director of the Confucius Institute at New Mexico S…

Edward McCord

Edward A. McCord is Professor Emeritus of History and International Affairs in the Elliott School o…

Louisa McDonald

Aya Louisa McDonald, is an Associate Professor of Art History and Chair of the Art Department at th…

Geeta Mehta

Geeta Mehta is an adjunct professor of architecture and urban design at Columbia University in…

Ismini Miliaresis

Dr. Ismini Miliaresis is a classical archaeologist with a PhD from the University of Virginia and a…

Richard Miller

Dr. Richard S. Miller is a Senior Professional Staff member at the Johns Hopkins University Applied…

Thomas Mirenda

Tom Mirenda has been cultivating plants since his early childhood and lives to create beauty with p…

Silvia Mitchell

Silvia Z. Mitchell is a historian of Renaissance and early modern European history, queenship, and …

Elizabeth Molacek

Dr. Elizabeth Molacek is an art historian whose research, teaching, and curatorial work centers on …

Margaret Monnier

Margaret Monnier is an expert on the Iberian Peninsula and has been living in Spain for the past 25…

Carol Morland

Carol Morland is a Japanese art historian, with special expertise in the painting of the Edo period…

Jennifer Morrell

“Do what you love, love what you do.” For Jenn Morrell, that is hiking and exploring th…

Alexander J. Motyl

Alexander J. Motyl (Ph.D., Columbia University, 1984) is professor of political science at Rutgers …

Steve Mrozek

The former National Historian of the 82nd Airborne Division Association for over twenty years, Stev…

Kevin D. Murphy

Kevin D. Murphy holds the Andrew W. Mellon Chair in the Humanities at Vanderbilt University where h…

Tobias Myers

Tobias Myers is a broadly trained classicist specializing in Homer. After receiving his Phd in Clas…

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