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, Matthew thoroughly enjoys teaching and has taught philosophy at Heritage University on the Yakama Nation Reservation. He earned his PhD in philosophy from the University of Birmingham (England) after completing his graduate studies at Biola University and undergraduate studies at 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 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 from throughout the Pacific Northwest to advanced hospitals in Seattle.

Outside of their work in academia and medicine, Matthew and Aryn enjoy trail running, hiking, and paddle-boarding. And they have a slightly unhealthy addiction to skiingFor more information, please see Matthew’s curriculum vitae or feel free to connect with him via this contact form or emailing him at

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