Professor Albert Jacob Meijer (1967) studied chemistry at the University of Nijmegen and communication science at Wageningen University. After finishing his studies, Meijer was responsible for knowledge management at a Dutch organization for development aid and he worked as a consultant with a small Dutch IT firm.

In November 2002 Meijer received his PhD at Erasmus University Rotterdam for a thesis on parliamentary and legal accountability in the information age. Since February 2002 Meijer works at the Utrecht School of Governance and in 2014 he became a professor of Public Innovation. He teaches public administration and policy sciences at the bachelor and master level. He does research on technology and governance.