Henry Mills Profile
Henry Mills is a writer, educator, independent scholar, and technology specialist focused on the humanities and human values. He has served in his professional career on the staff of The Humanities Institute at The University of Texas at Austin and 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. He is founding volunteer director of The Walker Percy Educational Project, a literary publications website established in 1995.
Education & Training
Henry holds a BA and MA in literature from the English department of Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge (1990, 1992). He holds a professional certificate in Website Programming from Austin Community College (2002). He studied classical voice and choral music on scholarship at The University of Mississippi. During his graduate training, he additionally studied agency counseling for individuals. As a practical interest, he learned the trade of carpentry and home renovation while living in Washington, DC.
Publications & Media
He collaborated on the anthology Conversations with Texas Writers
(Univ. of Texas Press) and has published articles with journals and literary magazines, including The Southern Quarterly: A Journal of Arts & Letters in the South. He researched a humanities collection for 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, and The Southern Register.
Henry lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, NC, where he pursues literary and non-fiction writing projects.