I love to hear from current and former students–please contact me via email at snewland [at] smith [dot] edu, or stop by my office (Wright 202).
Here are answers to some frequent questions:
I need a recommendation letter. What should I do?
Please look at my recommendation letter request guidelines here. In general, I ask that you request a letter at least three weeks before the submission deadline.
Are you taking new advisees?
I am not currently accepting new advisees. However, I am happy to meet with you about finding an advisor, and to meet informally with students who aren’t my advisees. Please sign up for an appointment here. 
Are you hiring research assistants? 
I regularly hire undergraduate research assistants, typically at the beginning of each semester. The students I hire are usually advanced readers of Chinese (simplified or traditional characters), and/or have taken and done well in at least one of my courses, and/or have a demonstrated interest in the politics of mainland China or Taiwan. If you are interested in getting involved in research, please email me or come to my office hours.