Dr. Paola Cascinelli is serving as Assistant Director for Experiential Education with The College of Global Studies, Arcadia University. In addition to her teaching Management and International Business for Arcadia in Rome, Paola manages all aspects of the internship opportunities and she assists the Director in custom-program design and implementation, encouraging, where possible, experiential learning at every turn. Paola brings with her a vast theoretical knowledge and professional experience in organizational behavior. She holds a SESS Euro Ph.D. in Socio-Economic and Statistical studies at La Sapienza University of Rome. Her emphasis is in the interaction between perceptions and economic life, with a particular focus on the Mediterranean Area. She was an exchange student and resercher at Boston University, Universite' Libre de Brussels (ULB), Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, Universitad Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB). In previous years Dr. Cascinelli was a consultant in porgram developing, leadership, communication and team building in small and medium enterprises and public administrations. She has served as a consultant  to many organizations such as Lazio Regional Minister of Economy, Think Thanks srl, Municipality of Naples, the Crafts and Small and Medium Enterprises National Confederation (CNA), European Parliament in Brussels, University of Naples, reserch centers, and others. Her last publication was about the Perceptions of Italian Mezzogiorno and its economic lateness.