Matthew Owen is an American philosopher whose research focuses on philosophy of mind, philosophy of neuroscience, and analytic theology. Matthew teaches philosophy and healthcare ethics at Yakima Valley College in Washington State. He is also an affiliate faculty member at the Center for Consciousness Science at the University of Michigan Medical School and a visiting faculty member at the Biosignal Interaction and Personhood Technology Lab at McGill University. After earning a PhD at the University of Birmingham (England), Matthew served as the Elizabeth R. Koch Research Fellow for Tiny Blue Dot Consciousness Studies at Gonzaga University under the supervision of Dr. Christof Koch (Allen Institute for Brain Science) and Dr. Brian Clayton (Gonzaga).
Matthew and his wife Aryn live with their daughter Emma and lab Anselm just outside Yakima, Washington in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, where they enjoy hiking and skiing. 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. For more professional information about Matthew, please see his CV.
Matthew, Aryn, Emma, and Anselm ski touring in the White Pass backcountry with the Goat Rocks in the background.