Computer Information Technology Faculty

Elizabeth Henley - Assistant Professor


An assistant professor of Information Technology, Elizabeth joined SNHU in 2002 as a disability specialist and most recently held the position of associate director, assistive technology.

Henley received her Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature, her Bachelor of Arts and Humanities, and her Master of Education in Elementary education from SNHU and her Doctor of Education from Walden University.

Henley serves on numerous SNHU committees including Center for Teaching and Learning, Assessment Alliance, Electronic Document Managing Committee, and mySNHU Governance. Henley is the group facilitator for Peer Connections/Social Skills Group, and the advisor for both the Anime and Film Club and the American Sign Language Club.

Henley's presentations at SNHU for classroom and groups include topics on assistive technology for students with disabilities and assistive technology for writing support for all students.

Henley is certified in Elementary Education (K-8) and Special Education (K-12).

Conference presentations include Henley, E., Hamilton, J., Luongo, E., & Hanley, L. (2013, November). What’s the next step?: Transitioning to post-secondary settings after high school.  Presented at the Learning Ally Parent Ally Webinar.

Henley is a member of the Association on Higher Education and Disability – New England (AHEAD  NE).

J. Stephanie Collins - Professor


Dr. J. Stephanie Collins is a professor of computer information technology in the university's School of Business. Collins previously taught at the University of Wisconsin and Northeastern University. She also works as a consultant for corporations and the government and has spoken at many conferences.

Collins received her Bachelor of Business Administration and her Doctor of Philosophy in Management Science from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Recent presentations include Movafaghi, S., Collins, J. Stephanie, Chan, T., 8th International Conference on the Book, "The Costs and Benefits of the Electronic Private Library," Common Ground, St. Gallen, Switzerland.

Publications include ''Digital Rights Management: Effects on Research Support in the Context of a University Library,'' in The International Journal of the Book, vol. 5, and ''Teaching Ethical Business Practices in a Multicultural Classroom: Understanding Differences to Find Common Ground,'' IBFR Journal, June 2011.

Community service includes developing software and systems to manage the database at the Greater Derry Humane Society and acting as an advisory board member at the Nashua Technical College.

Collins is past president of the Greater Boston Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery, a member of the Software Association of New Hampshire, and a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Collins serves on many SNHU committees including the School of Business - AACSB Task Force, the Women Faculty Scholarship Committee, and as an editorial board member for SNHU's literary journal, Amoskeag; the SNHU Equity Committee, and coordinator of the Speaker Series, CIT Department. She is a member of the Faculty Senate and is also a member of the SNHU Board of Trustees.

Lundy Lewis - Professor


Dr. Lundy Lewis is a professor of computer information technology, chair of the Information Technology Department and co-chair of the game design and development program. He is an expert in computer networking, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence. A researcher for the U.S. Department of Defense who focuses on protecting computerized information, he brings 15 years of industry experience to the classroom. Lundy holds 35 U.S. patents and has published three books on network management.

Lewis infuses his lectures with real-world examples and invites industry experts to help students prepare for information-technology careers. He also teaches courses on game design and digital music.

Lewis earned his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy with an emphasis on Computer Science from the University of South Carolina, a Master of Science in Computer Science from Rensselear Polytechnic Institute and a Doctor of Philosophy focusing on Logic and Artificial Intelligence from the University of Georgia.

Refereed Journal Articles include Lewis, L. (2003). "QoS and Bandwidth Management in Broadband Cable Access Networks. Computer Networks, Special Issue on Management of Services."

Lewis serves as session chair, International Conference on Information Fusion and chairperson for the American Association of Artificial Intelligence: Workshop on Human/Robotic Interfaces, Chairperson for IEEE Military Communications Conference and IEEE International Enterprise Networking and Services Conference.

Shahriar Movafaghi - Professor


A professor of information technology since 2002, Dr. Shahriar Movafaghi is the owner of MovaSoft, Inc.

Movafaghi received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from LSU and a Master of Science in Computer Science and a Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science from Northwestern University.

Selected publications include, Shahriar Movafaghi, S. Hojjati, H. Pournaghshband, T. Chan, J. S. Collins (2012). ''Impact of Virtualization Technology in the IT Classroom,'' The 2012 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer

Engineering, and Applied Computing, and Shahriar Movafaghi, Jack Bullock (2011). ''Sentiment Web Mining Architecture,'' Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, Volume 26, Pages 191-197.

Movafaghi has done numerous presentations including Shahriar Movafaghi, H. Pournaghshband, T. Chan, J. S. Collins, ''Accessibility to the Electronic Private Library,'' The 2012 Book Conference, Spain, Barcelona.

Shauna Beaudin - Lecturer


A lecturer of information technology, Shauna began as an adjunct instructor at SNHU teaching a variety of IT classes. Beaudin is also a consultant for several area companies.

Beaudin received her Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in CIS, and her Bachelor of Science in Business administration from SNHU.

Tom Chan - Professor


Dr. Tom Chan has been with SNHU since 2000. He is responsible for teaching courses in systems design and analysis, data communication, security, web and multimedia development, project management, IT strategy and policy.

Chan is an active researcher conducting studies in network management, policy and security, technology design and deployment in ecommerce, and emerging technology adaptation and diffusion in education. Prior to SNHU, he was an assistant professor at Marist College, a project manager and software engineer specialized in communication network at Citibank.

With publications in over 60 peer-reviewed journals and international conferences, Chan has published works in the area of instructional design, distance learning, technology adaptation & diffusion, information security and mobile technology.

He received his Bachelor of Science from California State University, Master of Science from the University of Southern California, Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University and Doctor of Education from Texas Tech University.

William Gillett - Dean of School of Business


William Gillett, J.D., came to SNHU in 2010 after spending the first 25 years of his career in international business and the law. Immediately prior to joining SNHU, Gillett served as president of RiverStone Resources, an international insurance and reinsurance organization specializing in the management of large, long-tail liabilities, where he was responsible for its overall strategic direction and new business acquisitions. Gillett brings a wealth of business and international partnerships, many formed as managing director for RiverStone’s European division.

Gillett holds a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School.

Gillett is also an active participant in New Hampshire's business and philanthropic communities including New Hampshire Public Radio, the International Institute of New England, the New Hampshire High Technology Council and the New Hampshire Writers' Project.