Nancy Kalish, Ph.D.


Nancy Kalish, Ph.D. received her B.A. from Douglass College of Rutgers University, and her doctorate from The Graduate Center, City University of New York. She has been a psychology professor at Monmouth University in N.J. and Loyola University of Chicago. She is currently a Professor of Psychology at California State University, Sacramento.

Dr. Kalish has often appeared in the media to discuss her research on lost love and rekindled romance, the basis of her popular book, Lost & Found Lovers: Facts and Fantasies of Rekindled Romances (1997; 2005). National television appearances included NBC News, The Oprah Winfrey Show, ABC News 20/​20, and CNN, and radio interviews on the CBC (Canada), BBC (United Kingdom), and National Public Radio's All Things Considered and Morning Edition. Her lost love research has generated hundreds of articles in newspapers including USA Today, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and The Chicago Tribune. Foreign newspaper interviews included Japan (Kyodo News Service), India, Israel, England, Australia, and Germany. Magazines that have featured her Lost Love Project include Psychology Today, Men's Health, Biography, Self, Redbook, AARP, Cosmo Germany, Chatelaine (Canada), and Donna Moderno (Italy).

Dr. Kalish has published theater and movie reviews in newspapers in New Jersey and California, and has had numerous professional articles published in linguistics and psychology journals. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, Division 46 (Media Psychology) and the Authors Guild.

Selected Works

Nonfiction. NEW IN PAPERBACK. 2005.
Lost & Found Lovers: Facts and Fantasies of Rekindled Romances
Kalish's landmark study of lost love reunions, including love stories in the couples' own words. NEW in PAPERBACK, 2005.
The Lost Love Chronicles: Reunions & Memories of First Love
Delightful, heartbreaking, remarkable, and inspiring true stories of early love.