Dr. Haring-Smith was a professor of theatre and writing at Brown University for 16 years. During her time at Brown, she funded, established, and administered the Rose Writing Fellows Program, a cross-curricular writing and speaking initiative. She later served as chair of the Department of Performing and Visual Arts at the American University in Cairo.
She returned to the United States to serve as Executive Director of the Thomas J. Watson Foundation, and then served as Vice-president for Educational Affairs and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon.
Presidency of Washington & Jefferson College