- BS from Cornell University
- MS and Ph.D from University of Utah
Brother Turcotte is a native of New York. He received his BS from Cornell University. He attended graduate school in Massachusetts where he joined the LDS church and left for a mission to Monterey, Mexico. Brother Turcotte finished school at the University of Utah, receiving his MS and PhD. Brother Turcotte worked at the Space Dynamic Lab on a number of NASA and Department of Defense projects and has received two U.S. patents. He has taught at BYU-Idaho since 1997. Brother Turcotte enjoys swimming, golf, tennis, hockey, and skiing. He and his wife have six children.