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

Hugh Neighbour

Hugh Neighbour brings many years of experience as a diplomat for the U.S. and an officer in the U.S…

Grant Nel

Grant Nel is an enthusiastic disciple for biodiversity conservation, continually travelling the glo…

Lynette Noble

Lynette's love of the outdoors began at an early age with a semi-feral upbringing on her family…

Cathal Nolan

Cathal J. Nolan is Professor of History and Director of the International History Institute at Bost…

Jack Noll

Jack Noll is a graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School and has worked at Big Sky’s…

April Nowell

Dr. April Nowell is a Paleolithic archaeologist and Professor of Anthropology at the University of …

Ralph Nurnberger

Ralph Nurnberger is an acclaimed speaker who brings humor, historical background and current politi…

Mary O'Neill

Mary O'Neill is an accredited art appraiser who lectures regularly on all aspects of art histor…

Dennis Ogburn

Dennis Ogburn is an archaeologist who specializes in the study of the Inca Empire and other ancient…

Jonathan Overby

Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in the United States, Jonathan Øverby began his career…

Caitlin O’Connell-Rodwell

Dr. Caitlin O’Connell-Rodwell is a faculty member at Harvard Medical School at the Eaton Peab…

Lisa Passaglia Bauman

Lisa Passaglia Bauman is an Associate Professor of Art History at George Mason University where she…

Madalena Patacho

Madalena Patacho is a naturalist with special expertise in marine biology and ecotourism. She earne…

Steve Paton

Steven Paton is an expert in monitoring the climate and oceans of the tropics, a wildlife photograp…

Jennifer Paxton

Jennifer Paxton has taught the history of the British Isles and Ireland for the past seventeen year…

David Price Williams

David Price Williams has a degree in Ancient Near Eastern languages and Classical Greek and a docto…

Gary Radke

Gary Radke served as Dean's Professor of the Humanities and professor of art history in the Col…

Wayne Ranney

Wayne Ranney is a geologist and writer who is a veteran of expedition travel, having journeyed to a…

David Ratzan

David Ratzan, Head of the Library at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York U…

Anne Reeve

Anne Reeve joined the Hirshhorn as Associate Curator in June 2018 and is responsible for the…

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