Bernard Rosenthal is Professor Emeritus at Binghamton University where he specializes in American culture, literature, and history. He is an internationally known scholar, formerly a Fulbright scholar, and he has written numerous books and articles. In addition to his publications, he has given many talks including at Cornell University, The Modern Language Association, The Melville Society, and various others in America. Overseas, he has given talks in London, Edinburgh in Scotland. In Finland, where he was a Fulbright Scholar, he has spoken at Tampere University and Helsinki University. He has also spoken at conferences in Bamberg, Germany, and Tallinn, Estonia, as well as elsewhere.
In America, he was the key advisor to Lone Wolf Productions in its television show on the Salem Witch Trials and was a participant on the program. He has also appeared on Minnesota Public Radio.
During the child abuse panic in the 90s, he explored what connects and what doesn’t to the Salem Witch Trials, and he served on the Board of Directors of the National Center for Reason and Justice, a nonprofit organization for wrongfully accused and imprisoned people. It was in that capacity where he first learned of the wrongful conviction of Joseph Allen and Nancy Smith and then began his exploration of the case, deciding to write a book on it.