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Professor, Geography Education and Social Studies Education
Karen Thomas Brown
C13 FCS (Fairlane Center South)
19000 Hubbard Drive
Dearborn, MI 48126

Research Areas:

Biography and Education

Dr. Thomas-Brown 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 dissertation topic was “Post-colonial transformation of small and medium-sized urban centers in Jamaica”. 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.

She previously taught at the University of the West Indies (Mona), Jamaica; Mico University College in Kingston, Jamaica and Church teachers’ College in Manchester, Jamaica. Dr. Thomas-Brown is a certified teacher and she has also taught at Tivoli Gardens Comprehensive High school in Kingston, Jamaica and in several primary (elementary) and secondary (high) schools in the Greater Liverpool Area (Merseyside) UK.


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