Matthew Owen is an American philosopher whose research focuses on philosophy of mind and analytic theology. As a PhD candidate at the University of Birmingham, England, he holds three earned degrees: BA from the University of Washington, MA from Biola University, and an MA from Talbot School of Theology. He’s a member of the American Philosophical Association, the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness, the Society of Christian Philosophers, and the Evangelical Theological Society. For more professional information, please see his curriculum vitae. To contact Matthew, please fill out our contact form.


Snowgrass Flats in the Goat Rocks, WA.

Matthew and his wife, Aryn, live with their lab Anselm in Selah, Washington. Aryn has worked as a Registered Nurse since they married in August 2012. Her career started in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. She now works as a flight nurse for Airlift Northwest, a branch of UW Medicine. She flies critically ill patients to advanced hospitals in Seattle, such as Harborview and the University of Washington.

While a track & field student-athlete at the University of Washington, Matthew committed his life to Jesus Christ when training at the Altitude Project in 2004. A desire to think logically about his faith led him to study philosophy. Or, to borrow a phrase from Anselm of Canterbury, his fides quaerens intellectum (faith seeking understanding) initiated his study of philosophy. Currently an adjunct professor at Heritage University, located on the Yakama Indian Reservation, Matthew greatly enjoys teaching philosophy.

Outside their work in academia and medicine, Matthew and Aryn enjoy being a part of their local church. Trail running, hiking, and paddle-boarding are a few of their favorite things. And they have a slightly unhealthy addiction to skiing.


Featured image: Research poster presentation for the NeuroFutures 2016 conference at the Allen Institute for Brain Science.