Matthew B. O'Brien was the 2011-2012 Veritas Postdoctoral Fellow at the Matthew J. Ryan Center in the Department of Political Science at Villanova University, and previously he taught as a lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at Rutgers University. He now works in the financial industry at an investment advisory firm. He received his MA and PhD in philosophy from the University of Texas at Austin and AB in philosophy from Princeton University.
His recent essays have appeared in the American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, the British Journal for American Legal Studies, and the National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly. He is working on a book about authority and obligation in neo-Aristotelian ethics.