Dr. Matthew Crippen

Assistant Professor

B.A.; M.A.; Ph.D. (York University)

Nominated for multiple teaching awards, Matthew Crippen has held academic positions around the world. His research focuses on history, cognitive science and cross-cultural value theory informed by one another. Some of his specific interests include the embodiment of mind, Middle Eastern protest movements and the aesthetic, political and psychological functioning of cities and popular art.


Professor Crippen has published in a number of top specialty and generalist  journals, with articles in SyntheseTopoi, the British Journal of AestheticsFrontiers in Psychology and repeated entries in Transactions of the Charles Peirce Society. He also has a book with Columbia University Press, titled Mind Ecologies: Body, Brain, and World. Professor Crippen holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in philosophy, and a B.A. (Hons.) in psychology and also in film and video, all from York University.  Outside the academy, he has worked as a musician, mandolin and guitar instructor and gymnastics coach.