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 smithsonianjourneys@si.edu, attn: Gloria Baxevanis.

All Smithsonian Experts

Ken Hammond

Ken Hammond is a historian with expertise in Asia and the cultural and intellectual history of Ch...

Cassandra Potts Hannahs

Cassandra Potts Hannahs has enjoyed leading Smithsonian groups to Great Britain, France, and Irel...

Hobie Hare

Hobie Hare lives in Missoula, Montana, which serves as base camp for his photography, writing, co...

Jim Harkness

Jim served as President of IATP from 2006 to 2013, traveling frequently to China as part of IATP&...

James Harper

James Harper is Associate Professor of Renaissance and Baroque Art at the University of Oregon. A...

Trudy Harrington Becker and Andrew Becker

Dr. Trudy Harrington Becker is Associate Chair of the Department of History, Virginia Tech where ...

Regina Harrison

Regina Harrison is a specialist in the language of the Incas, Quechua.  She received her Ph....

Valerie Hedquist

Valerie Hedquist is a professor of art history at the University of Montana.  She earned her...

Anson “Tuck” Hines

Anson “Tuck” Hines is Director of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center ...

James Holland

James Holland is a historian, writer, and broadcaster.  The author of the best-selling Fortr...

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