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curriculum vitae


Ph.D. Candidate, Creative Writing-Poetry. University of Louisiana at Lafayette,
(degree is not expected as part of dissertation deals with the fact Louisiana is a slave state).

Major Field: Poetry                          Dissertation: Prisoner Theory  Skip Fox and Jonathan Goodwin (Acknowledged)

M. A. in English. Creative Writing-Poetry. With Distinction. Northern Arizona University, 2010
         Thesis: Seven Years' Bad Luck  Nicole Walker Advisor

B. S. in Journalism. News and Editorial. With Honors and Distinctions. Minor: History. University of Colorado, Boulder, CO., 2008

A. A. in Pre-journalism. Arapahoe Community College, Littleton, CO., 2006

Awards and Honors:

President's List, Lakewood College, 2014.
☞      Sigma Tau Delta, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2012
Unit Commissioner of the Year, Boy Scouts of America, Grand Canyon Council, 2011
Cold War Recognition Certificate, signed by Robert Gates, Secretary of Defense, 2011
Phi Kappa Phi, Northern Arizona University, 2010
Emmy Nomination, Spoken Word, 2009
Northern Arizona University's poetry winner for the Association of Writers and Writing Programs, Intro Journal Project contests, 2008 and 2009
Curtis Michael Gimeno Memorial Scholar, University of Colorado, 2007
Dean's List, School of Journalism, University of Colorado, 2007
Writers Studio Literary Contest, Arapahoe Community College, Honorable Mention, Fiction/Creative Nonfiction, 2006
President's List, Arapahoe Community College, 2005-2006
For Service to My Country: Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and the Korean Defense Service Medal.
    The Order of the Spur, 4/7 Cavalry Squadron: U.S. Army, 1986.
     Eagle Scout w/ Bronze Palm, Boy Scouts of America, 1981.

Selected Publications:


Malnes, Brian. “The Boy Scout in Solitary at U.S.P Lompoc.” The Marion Experiment: Long-Term Solitary Confinement and the Supermax Movement (Elmer H Johnson & Carol Holmes Johnson Series in Criminology). Ed. Stephen Richards (2014). Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2015. Print.
Malnes, Brian. Hollow Order: A Poetic Dissertation, With His Critical Introduction: Prisoner Theory. (in review).
Malnes, Brian. Seven Years' Bad Luck. Flagstaff: NAU, 2010. Print.


“Will and Bill.” Danse Macabre, Issue 69, 2013.


“Box of Teeth.” Portland Review, 2011.
“The Gingerbread Condo.” Blood Lotus, Issue 13, 2009.
“A Premise.” Bibliophilos, Vol. VII, No. 2, 2002.


☞     "Methadone versus Heroin on the streets of Boulder, Colorado.” Yahoo! Contributor Network, 2010.
“Ramsey case DNA awaits match in federal database.” The Denver Post, 2008.
“Tetris block party all about gravity.” The Denver Post, 2008.
“Vietnam vet's fate finally laid to rest.” The Denver Post, 2008.
“Big hats, big hearts for Polo.” The Denver Post, 2008.
“Man on life support after Denver drive-by shooting.” The Denver Post, 2008.
“RTD meeting on fares focuses on fairness.” The Denver Post, 2008.
“Teen remains in custody in stabbing of friend's dad.” The Denver Post, 2008.
“Chavez's grandson speaks.” Daily Camera, 2008.
“Son's heart gave out driving.” Daily Camera, 2008.
“Frozen Dead Guy Days crowds take over Ned.” Daily Camera, 2008.
“Hunger strikers protest Chinese crackdown.” Daily Camera, 2008.


Malnes, Brian. Segment Poet. Spoken Word, NAU Television Services, 2009.

Newspaper Experience

Opinion and Blogs Editor. The Campus Press. 2007-2008.
Copy Editor. The Campus Press. 2007.

Literary Journal Experience

Editor. Thin Air, Number 16, 2010.
Editor. Progenitor, Vol. XLII, 2006.

Radio Experience

     Disc Jockey/news. Radio 1190. KVCU: University of Colorado, Boulder, 2007-2008.

Certifications and Licenses:


“Gourmet Cooking and Catering.” With Honors. Ashworth College, 2014.
“Pharmacy Technician.” With Honors. Lakewood College, 2014.
“Master of Commissioner Science.” Boy Scouts of America, 2012.
“Wood Badge for the 21st Century.” Boy Scouts of America, 2012.
“Wilderness First Aid (Instructor).” Emergency Care and Safety Institute, 2011.
“CPR/AED/First Aid (Instructor).” Emergency Care and Safety Institute, 2011.
“Powder Horn Leadership Development Course.” Boy Scouts of America, 2011.
“Professional Writing Certificate.” NAU, 2011.
“Lifeguard and First Aid Training (Instructor).” American Red Cross, 2006.
“Water Safety Instructor.” American Red Cross, 1982.


“Master Plumber.” License number 188908: State of Colorado, 2005.
“Building Trades Journeyman Plumber.” State of Colorado, 2001.
“Journeyman Plumber.” State of Washington, 1994.
“Apprentice Plumber.” State of Washington, 1988.



Thin Air - Northern Arizona University representative. Association of Writers and Writing Programs. Denver. April 2010
“Excerpts from Red Death.” Peaks Interdisciplinary Conference. Northern Arizona University. February 2010
“Excerpts from Seven Years' Bad Luck.” Peaks Interdisciplinary Conference. Northern Arizona University. February 2009


“War Reporting: How the Media Covers Armed Conflict.” Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program Individual Grant. University of Colorado. 2008

“Road Whispers: The Road as Voice.” Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program Individual Grant. University of Colorado. 2007


Classes Taught

ENG 573: Writer's Creative Process, Spring and Summer 2009
ENG 105: Critical Reading and Writing in the Academic Community, Fall 2008

Other Teaching Positions Held

Writing Center, Northern Arizona University

Graduate Writing Instructor, 2008

Writing Center, Arapahoe Community College

Writing Lab Assistant, 2005-2006


Member. School of Journalism Faculty Search Committee, University of Colorado, 2008
President. Journalism Board. University of Colorado, 2006-2007
Co-chair. Student Leadership Council, Arapahoe Community College, 2005-2006


Pashto, speaking, reading, and writing knowledge
Spanish, reading knowledge

Professional Memberships:

Modern Language Association
Society of Professional Journalists
Association of Writers and Writing Programs
Veterans of Foreign Wars
National Eagle Scout Association
United States Cavalry Association
Clan Hamilton Society
Convict Criminologists
Disabled American Veterans
Sons of Norway
United States Cavalry & Armor Association
7th United States Cavalry Association
The Scouting Alumni Association