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Profile of Henry P. Mills III

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Henry P. Mills III is a writer, editor, and independent humanities scholar trained in literary studies at the graduate-level from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. He is founding volunteer director of The Walker Percy Educational Project, a comprehensive literary publications website for students, scholars, and general readers.

He has served in his professional career on the staff of The Humanities Institute at The University of Texas at Austin as well as on Humanities Texas, state-level arm of the National Endowment for the Humanities. He taught English as a university instructor at Louisiana State University and held a position as community education coordinator for El Buen Samaritano, a social services agency in Austin. He served as a project manager for Interactive Architex, an Austin-based educational software company.

Education & Training

Henry holds a BA and MA in literature from the Department of English at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. He holds professional certification in Website Development from Austin Community College (Texas). He studied classical voice and choral music on scholarship at The University of Mississippi. During his graduate training, he additionally studied counseling for individuals. As a practical interest, he learned the trade of carpentry and home renovation while living in Washington, DC.

Publications & Media Exposure

He collaborated on the anthology Conversations with Texas Writers (Univ. of Texas Press) and has published articles, essays, and poetry with journals and literary magazines, including The Southern Quarterly: A Journal of Arts & Letters in the South. He researched and contributed a humanities collection to the Austin History Center. He is a former presenter at the SXSW Interactive Festival and other professional and public program conferences. Articles about his creative projects have been featured in the Austin American-Statesman, Texas Monthly, New Orleans Magazine, and The Southern Register, among other publications.


Henry lives in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Greenville, SC, where he pursues his professional, literary, and non-fiction writing.

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