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.
Professor Thomas-Brown's 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.