Matthew Owen is an American philosopher whose research focuses on philosophy of mind, philosophy of neuroscience, and analytic theology. Matthew is currently the Elizabeth R. Koch Research Fellow for Tiny Blue Dot Consciousness Studies at Gonzaga University. In addition to his passion for research, he thoroughly enjoys teaching and has taught philosophy at Heritage University on the Yakama Nation Reservation. He holds several earned degrees: a PhD in philosophy from the University of Birmingham-England, an MA from Biola University, an MA from Talbot School of Theology, and a BA from the University of Washington. 

Snowgrass Flats in the Goat Rocks, WA.

Matthew and his wife, Aryn, live with their lab Anselm in Washington State. 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. Outside of 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 skiingFor more information, please see Matthew’s curriculum vitae or feel free to contact him.

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