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. He also teaches philosophy at Heritage University on the Yakama Nation Reservation and is an Affiliate Faculty member of the Center for Consciousness Science at the University of Michigan Medical School. Matthew earned his PhD in philosophy from the University of Birmingham (England) after completing graduate studies at Biola University and undergraduate studies at the University of Washington

Matthew and his wife, Aryn, live in Washington with their daughter Emma and lab, Anselm. 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 hiking and skiingFor more professional information, please see Matthew’s CV. And feel free to connect 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. Second image: The Owens atop Hogback Ridge near the Goat Rocks.