Received her bachelor’s degree and Ph.D. at the University of the West Indies, (Mona). While completing doctoral studies in geography she was granted a Commonwealth Scholarship to complete portions of her Ph.D. at the University of Liverpool in the UK.
Her Ph.D. research focused on the development of secondary towns in Jamaica, and covered themes related to globalization, global local dynamics, and urban development and planning.
Thomas-Brown, K. (In Press: 2012) Teacher Educators in the Caribbean respond to the need to train global citizens: Perspectives from one Caribbean Island. In Nganga, L., Kambutu, J. & Russell, W. (Eds.). Exploring Globalization Opportunities and Challenges in Social Studies: Effective Instructional Approaches (Submitted 11/2011) Thomas-Brown, K. (In Press: 2012) Triangulating the post-independence transformation of secondary urban places in Jamaica: Using qualitative methodologies to humanize quantitative. In Cook, Loraine. & Bastick, Anthony. Eds. (In Press: 2011) Annotated Research. Ian Randle, Kingston Jamaica. (Referred Book) Thomas-Brown, K. (2012). Coping with neoliberalism in Jamaican towns: How poor Jamaicans use informal employments as a means of survival. Caribbean Geography 17(1). (Accepted February 2011). Murray, K., Napieralski, J., Luera, G., Thomas-Brown, K. and Reynolds-Keefer, L. (Accepted August 2011). University of Michigan-Dearborn’s Geosciences Institute for Research and Education. Journal of Geoscience Education. Thomas-Brown, K. (2011). Teaching for geographic literacy: Our Afterschool Geography Club. The Social Studies 102, 181-189.