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.
☞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.