Senior Lecturer and Coordinator of Community Outreach Scholarship
Communication Arts Program
Social Science Division
University Center, Room 119
Phone: 603-641-4311


Trece Mettauer is the Coordinator of Community Outreach Scholarship and a Senior Lecturer in the Communication Arts Program at UNH at Manchester.

In her role as the Coordinator of Community Outreach Scholarship, Dr. Mettauer provides leadership in establishing “Campus to Community” outreach and educational programs designed to benefit the greater Merrimack Valley community. Working with community leaders, she helps forge partnerships between UNH Manchester, UNH Cooperative Extension, and local agencies, organizations and businesses. The goal is to foster civic engagement through scholarship, student internships, service learning and volunteer opportunities, professional development and community programs. In addition, she is charged with finding appropriate ways to utilize the resources of the University to meet the needs of the community as stated in UNH Manchester’s urban mission.

Dr. Mettauer’s Communication Arts courses reflect her passions. Her specialty is Interpersonal Communication. As such, she teaches about relationships with specific focus on conflict, power, marriage, and the philosophy of communication.

An action oriented person who seeks to make connections between theory and practice, Dr. Mettauer does coaching work, has been a volunteer mediator for the town of Londonderry and Rockingham County, and conducts many training seminars for groups as varied as the YMCA, National Association of Social Workers, American Business Women’s Association, and the New Hampshire Conflict Resolution Association. Dr. Mettauer earned her Ph.D. in Speech Communication with an emphasis on Interpersonal Communication from the University of Denver, an MA in Counseling/Education from the University of Rhode Island, and a BA in Psychology from SUNY Oneonta.


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