Dr. Matthew Wilson

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Dr. Matthew Wilson

Dr. Matthew Wilson

Assistant Professor, Philosophy
Director of Gateway

Ph.D., M.A., Baylor University
M.A., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
M.B.A., Indiana University, Bloomington
B.A., Wake Forest University


Dr. Matthew Wilson is Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Gateway Director, and Faculty Fellow at the Center for Faith and Flourishing. He also holds an appointment as an Associate and Faculty Affiliate of Harvard University’s Human Flourishing Program.

Dr. Wilson writes and lectures primarily on topics in virtue ethics and character, but he has philosophical interests that span from ancient and medieval philosophy to the writings of Soren Kierkegaard. He has published works in peer-reviewed journals, including The Journal of Value Inquiry, Southwest Philosophy Review, and Christian Business Review, and has presented at fourteen national and international conferences, including twice at the annual conference of the Jubilee Center for Character and Virtues in Oxford.

Prior to joining JBU, Dr. Wilson was the Associate Director of Harvard University’s Human Flourishing Program, where he oversaw program administration and helped grow the program from three to twelve associates and secure over $1.4 million in funding.

Dr. Wilson teaches several Gateway seminars every year along with a variety of classes within the philosophy curriculum. Some of his favorite classes to teach include Introduction to Philosophy, Ancient & Medieval Philosophy, and The Seven Deadly Sins. He also enjoys teaching Business Ethics and is able to relate many of his experiences from the eleven years he spent in corporate America. Dr. Wilson previously held positions in finance, marketing, and product management with Fortune 500 companies such as Volvo AB and Danaher Inc. He has an MBA from Indiana University and is passionate about coaching and equipping students who want to study philosophy in college yet who may wish to do something else (like business!) after graduation. He firmly agrees with Mark Cuban that a major or minor in philosophy equips one with the critical thinking and reasoning skills required to lead the organizations of the future.

Dr. Wilson and his wife, Angela, have two children: Evelina and Roy. They live in Siloam Springs and love to hike, camp, and are currently testing out their skills as beginning mountain bikers.