Lee F. Braithwaite
Dr. Lee F. Braithwaite received his training at BYU, Stanford University, University of the Pacific, and University of Hawaii, where he specialized in marine biology, paleontology, and invertebrate zoology. After joining the faculty at BYU, he received numerous teaching and mentoring awards.
While specializing in studying marine animal feeding strategies and the behavior of predators and prey found in shallow to very deep waters, he spent hundreds of hours using scuba gear. The highlight of his career involved deep sea submersible studies in the Bahamas and taking BYU students each spring term to West Coast marine stations for mentoring studies. This involved six years at the Gulf of California, 15 years at the University of Washington’s Friday Harbor Laboratories, 20 years at Stanford’s Hopkins Marine Station, and one spring at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology.
During his teaching career Professor Braithwaite was continuously involved in responsible Church positions. He particularly enjoyed being a home teacher, bishop, branch president at the MTC, and a friend to as many people and students as possible.