Dr. Lee Troupe

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Lee TroupeDr. Lee Troupe has been a member of the Mathematics Department at Mercer University since August 2019. Before coming to Mercer, he held a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C., followed by another postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Lethbridge in Lethbridge, Alberta.


  • Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Georgia
  • B.S., Mathematics, University of Tennessee


Number theory

Professional Interests

Dr. Troupe’s research focuses on arithmetic functions — functions that, when fed a whole number, produce an interesting property of that number. For example, the sum-of-proper-divisors function, when given a whole number n, adds up the numbers that divide evenly into n. More precisely, Dr. Troupe likes to think about the statistics of values of these arithmetic functions, e.g. their average and typical size, the distribution of these values, etc.

Other Interests

Dr. Troupe has recently become obsessed with crossword puzzles. He also enjoys sports (particularly baseball and football), computer games, and cooking.

Recent Publications

Contact Dr. Lee Troupe

(478) 301-4184
Office: Ware Hall, Room 110A