Senior Lecturer and Director of Engaged Learning and Research
Communication Arts Program
Social Science Division
University Center, Room 270L
Phone: 603-641-4311


Trece Mettauer is the Director of Engaged Learning and Research and a Senior Lecturer in the Communication Arts Program at UNH Manchester.

Dr. Mettauer is leading the efforts to advance the development and implementation of experiential learning activities as the college refines its mission and makes engaged learning a central feature of students' experience both inside and outside the classroom. Working with faculty, staff and community partners, Mettauer coordinates the activity that affords students substantial research, internship, independent study, and capstone experiences that incorporate civic engagement.

In her role as Senior Lecturer in the Communication Arts Program, Dr. Mettauer teaches courses that reflect her passionate interest in understanding relationships. As such, she teaches about relationships with specific focus on conflict, power, intimacy, and the philosophy of communication.

An action oriented person who seeks to make connections between theory and practice, Dr. Mettauer and her students are actively engaged in the community. Together they have conducted research for community organizations such as the Manchester Immigrant Integration Initiative, New Hampshire Catholic Charities, and the NH Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services. In addition, Mettauer does personal coaching work, facilitates strategic planning processes, provided mediation training sessions and was formerly a volunteer mediator for the town of Londonderry and Rockingham County.


  • Ph.D., University of Denver, 1991
  • M.A., University of Rhode Island, 1980
  • B.A., State University College of New York at Oneonta, 1978