Appointed to contribute their expertise to the Chair's issue agenda, Senior Fellows with the Wirth Chair contribute through guest lectures, leadership forums, roundtables and workshops, and through papers specifically authored for the Chair. Past fellows include:
- Dr. John Firor, former Director, National Center for Atmospheric Research (1998-2000)
- Dr. Judith Jacobson, Population Expert (1999-2000)
- Dr. Robert Burchell, Director of the Center for Urban Policy at Rutgers University (2002-2004)
- David Olsen, former CEO of Patagonia and President of the CEO Coalition to Advance Sustainable Technology (1999-2004)
The Chair also supports the research of several doctoral students enrolled at the Graduate School of Public Affairs. Students apply for support and are selected by a committee comprised of faculty and staff members associated with the Chair.